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    I will ring my chosen colleges to ask and double check but for now can some one explain the general jist please

    Im maybe doing a science realated Fd at a college next september and it says to apply for loans before you apply to the course/ or while you're waiting to hear or something

    basically do they award you the money but hold it till you are accepted indefinatly then release it to youre account/pay the institute? and on the flip side, if youre rejected they withdraw the money, so you never acctually 'have' the money in the first place?

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    I'm not entirely clear about which type of course you are applying for. If it is a degree, this would be best placed in the University forum. You can apply for Student Finance directly to Student Finance England. Applications can now be received online. If you are under the age of twenty five and have not been supporting yourself for three years or more, your household income will be taken in to account. All students are entitled to a tuition fee loan and a maintainance loan. For the loan given for living costs, 25% is means tested. This is where the assessment of your financial circumstances takes place. The SLC require evidance to process your application.

    You usually apply before your course. Forms should be available from your school, college or LEA. As I've mentioned, it is also possible to apply via the internet. You need to re-apply during each year of the course. Financial support is limited to the full duration of your course plus one additional year.

    A number of universities also offer bursaries. This is again based on household income and have a hardship fund for genuine cases of financial difficulty. You may receive a scholarship. These are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and are usually expressed in terms of A-level results.

    If you are not a prospective university student, you need to make enquiries about Educational Maintainance Allowance. This is a maximum of £30.00 per week. I wasn't eligible, but if you need more details, just post again and someone will help.

    Good luck
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    I'm not entirely clear about which type of course you are applying for. If it is a degree, this would be best placed in the University forum. You can apply for Student Finance directly to Student Finance England. Applications can now be received online. If you are under the age of twenty five and have not been supporting yourself for three years or more, your household income will be taken in to account. All students are entitled to a tuition fee loan and a maintainance loan. For the loan given for living costs, 25% is means tested. This is where the assessment of your financial circumstances takes place. The SLC require evidance to process your application.

    You usually apply before your course. Forms should be available from your school, college or LEA. As I've mentioned, it is also possible to apply via the internet. You need to re-apply during each year of the course. Financial support is limited to the full duration of your course plus one additional year.

    A number of universities also offer bursaries. This is again based on household income and have a hardship fund for genuine cases of financial difficulty. You may receive a scholarship. These are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and are usually expressed in terms of A-level results.

    If you are not a prospective university student, you need to make enquiries about Educational Maintainance Allowance. This is a maximum of £30.00 per week. I wasn't eligible, but if you need more details, just post again and someone will help.

    Good luck
    its a foundation degree (over two years) but done at a college. thanks for youre explanation
 
 
 
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