I'm not "getting" pissed off by them. I WAS when I did it some time ago, and now it's just beyond me. But being entitled to the bare minimum financial help is a sick1.
Edit: Just realised your savage assumption that there'a a direct correlation between income and class in all cases. There are so many more factors to consider when identifing an individual's social class these days.
YES OP. thankfully I'm not the only person who feels like this.
I'm starting to feel that state dependency is deeply ingrained within our generation. This is now an entitlement culture. No sense of work and reward, but pure and simple entitlement.
I do think it is unfair how easy it is to cheat the system; one of my friends gets loads of grants because her mother is single and a teacher, however she has rich relatives on her mother's side who have paid for her to attend a fantastic school, get a car, go on exotic holidays etc. I contrast, my parents are married and have a good income, but I do not have the benefit of being supported by an extended family; my parents are the only people who will give me any financial support. And since they chose to spend THEIR income (not someone else's) on my education there are not the resources to fully support me through university.
Problem is, it is done on parental income on the presumption that that is where your money comes from and that two sets of parents with the same income will give their child the exact same level of financial support. This is clearly not the case, especially if one family had to support four children and the other only one. Also, if your parents are divorced you need only declare one income although both may agree to support you.
Slightly different, but does the question about whether or not your parents attended university annoy anyone else? I think you should be able to indicate whther one or both of your parents attended, and whether they did so after school or, like my dad, got degrees as mature students.