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    Hi all, so for the past 2 years I've been at college, living at home. I've done the first 2 years of my degree there and I'm moving to Sheffield in September to complete my final year.

    Basically, I've estimated my accomodation fees for Sheffield at £3900 for the year (42 weeks).

    I've applied for Student Finance for the maximum amount, based on my parent's income. The amount they have offered me is £3300! This means before living costs, I'd already be -£600..


    What can I do about this? I've heard about something called a hardship fund? I'm unsure what it is and I couldn't find anything on Sheffield Hallam's website about it.

    Another thing is, when I applied this year they did not ask me to put in my parent's financial information again - I assume they just took it from last year.. But since then, my parent's circumstances have changed. My Dad has semi-retired to help look after my mum more who is now registered disabled. The problem is, this has just happened and according to the website, they base your assessment on the full previous financial year?


    I hope that makes sense - Thanks in advance for any advice!

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    If there's been a change in circumstances I believe you can use a change of circumstances form http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Educatio...year/DG_171586

    Are there any grants available through your uni?
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    I think it's pretty obvious they don't just know if your parents have changed circumstances. They are complete *******s with changing it though, but you should get some help.
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    It says on their website they do offer grants, but I'm unsure if I'd get one or not! I wouldn't actually find out if I'm eligble for the Bursary until January 2010.. http://www.shu.ac.uk/study/ug/money.html

    I'll check out the change of circumstances form then If I wanted to talk to somebody about this, would it be the Student Finance call centre I phone up or would i have to arrange a meeting with a local adviser?

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    (Original post by jamlid)
    It says on their website they do offer grants, but I'm unsure if I'd get one or not! I wouldn't actually find out if I'm eligble for the Bursary until January 2010.. http://www.shu.ac.uk/study/ug/money.html

    I'll check out the change of circumstances form then If I wanted to talk to somebody about this, would it be the Student Finance call centre I phone up or would i have to arrange a meeting with a local adviser?

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    You might as well try for it. Yeh try giving them a call but to be honest I didn't find the call centres very helpful but that was SAAS the Scottish one.
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    Try phoning them up. Also maybe a part time job ? :/ not meaning for this to cover the cost but mite just help with the strain a lil bit ?
    good luck op
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    Wow, the guy I talked to was one of the rudest people I've ever spoken to! I started to explain that I'd been offered £3300 but my accomodation costs were more and before giving me a chance to finish, he interrupted "oh well thats how it is. I guess you'll have to get yourself a job!"

    Cheeky f*cker..

    He eventually told me that they need to just fill in the forms for the 07/08 assessment as well as the change of circumstances form
 
 
 
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