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    Ok, so I'm going to college in September and I know i need to apply to SAAS otherwise I need to pay the tuition fees (and I don't want to do that!)
    But I don't understand the form

    Do I apply for the non-income assessed loan? (I have no idea what that even means! )

    What's the grant? - do you have to pay it back?

    How do I apply for travel expenses?

    Also is there a deadline I have to finish the form by?

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    Don't talk such SAASmouth. Anyways.

    The loan is split into two sections, basically. One is based on your household income (income assessed) and one is not (non-income assessed). It's pretty much up to yourself, but a sound bit of advice is to take as little as you can get away with - this'll reduce the amount you'll have to pay back at the end of the course.

    Grants you don't have to pay back. But, again, these ones are for things like low household income and disability, so they don't hand them out to all comers.

    Travel expenses have their own little section on the SAAS website. Again, mostly income assessed.

    The deadline is some time in January, I believe. It seems strange to think that you can apply midway through, but that seems the case. Remember, you have to reapply every year (although it'll save your details, so it's not too bad).
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    (Original post by Entangled)
    Don't talk such SAASmouth. Anyways.

    The loan is split into two sections, basically. One is based on your household income (income assessed) and one is not (non-income assessed). It's pretty much up to yourself, but a sound bit of advice is to take as little as you can get away with - this'll reduce the amount you'll have to pay back at the end of the course.

    Grants you don't have to pay back. But, again, these ones are for things like low household income and disability, so they don't hand them out to all comers.

    Travel expenses have their own little section on the SAAS website. Again, mostly income assessed.

    The deadline is some time in January, I believe. It seems strange to think that you can apply midway through, but that seems the case. Remember, you have to reapply every year (although it'll save your details, so it's not too bad).
    Ahh ok I don't really want a loan as I'd rather not be in debt :rolleyes:

    So can I just apply for the grant and they will let me know if I'm able to receive it?

    Oo that's good, I'll get it done before I start right enough but good to know I don't need to rush about getting it done in a few days :p:
    Thank you very much :o:
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    Yeah you can apply for just the grant part if you want, I'd do it asap so you cna get it sorted before you start-they may want more info etc so best applying as soon as so if they do you can get it sent to them

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    Income assessed means that you will get support but it will depend how much your parents earns annually.
    Non-income assessed means you will get support which is not influenced by how much your parents earn.

    You apply for travel expenses literally at the end of Semester 1.

    http://www.saas.gov.uk/student_suppo...l_expenses.htm
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    (Original post by NinjaBread)
    Ahh ok I don't really want a loan as I'd rather not be in debt :rolleyes:
    You do know it's interest free right? Even if you weren't going to use it (which I doubt unless you have a significant amount of saved up money as well as a job) you could stick it in a savings account and spend the money you make off of it.

    It's just about the best loaned money you will ever get.
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    You do know it's interest free right? Even if you weren't going to use it (which I doubt unless you have a significant amount of saved up money as well as a job) you could stick it in a savings account and spend the money you make off of it.

    It's just about the best loaned money you will ever get.
    Ooo I didn't know that actually!
    That such a good idea I think I'll just apply for the loan then :p:
 
 
 
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