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    I'm really confused and the staff at Student finance are about as helpful as a chocolate teapot :confused:

    Basically I know I'm not entitled to any grants - I have received my notification this morning and I have been given the minimum loan award.

    Does anyone know the criteria for means testing the other portion of the loan. I.e how much your parents have to earn before you become ineligible for this means tested part

    Student Finance wont tell me!!!!! and as they have already lost my parents financial info ( sent in Feb) they are reluctant to go to the trouble of obtaining duplicates if I am ineligible for the means tested bit.

    Hope somebody can understand this and help me - as I don't fancy ringing student finance again!:eek3:
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    Student finance NI says over £39,305 = no grant.
    http://www.studentfinanceni.co.uk/po...chema=PORTAL#2
    I'm sure this would be univeral? If not check your student finance site.
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    (Original post by impervious)
    Student finance NI says over £39,305 = no grant.
    http://www.studentfinanceni.co.uk/po...chema=PORTAL#2
    I'm sure this would be univeral? If not check your student finance site.
    Thanks for your quick reply- I think I may not have explained myself properly - Re the maintenance loan-( not grant) the final 28% is means tested, I would like to know how this is calculated, i.e how much do you have to earn before you are ineligible for this part??
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    I see, I thought the only means tested part was if you wanted the grant. You could try playing about with this
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    if your parents earn over £50,020 you get no grant
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    (Original post by impervious)
    I see, I thought the only means tested part was if you wanted the grant. You could try playing about with this
    Thanks again for your help. On the maintenance loan 72% of the loan is non means tested and 28% is means tested. Why oh why they have to means test a loan is beyond me but hey ho.

    I have used the calculator and I am a little clearer.

    Many Thanks for your help. Why don't they just publish the figures ???
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    (Original post by bringmesunshine)
    if your parents earn over £50,020 you get no grant
    Yes, I know. I am just trying to find out about the thresholds for the means tested part of the maintenance loan.

    Thanks for trying to help
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    (Original post by Edessa)
    Thanks again for your help. On the maintenance loan 72% of the loan is non means tested and 28% is means tested. Why oh why they have to means test a loan is beyond me but hey ho.

    I have used the calculator and I am a little clearer.

    Many Thanks for your help. Why don't they just publish the figures ???
    Probably don't want to overconfuse their perfect system...
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    (Original post by impervious)
    Probably don't want to overconfuse their perfect system...

    Student Finance- Perfect System - Oxymoron :yes: :yes: :yes:
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    (Original post by Edessa)
    Yes, I know. I am just trying to find out about the thresholds for the means tested part of the maintenance loan.

    Thanks for trying to help
    are you going to be studying outside of london and living away from home? if yes, i know where there is a table which gives all the thresholds
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    (Original post by bringmesunshine)
    are you going to be studying outside of london and living away from home? if yes, i know where there is a table which gives all the thresholds
    That would help me. Currently I can only find published info on the thresholds for grants.

    Many Thanks, I need all the help I can get cos it's a flippin minefield:eek3:

    P.S - Yes I will be studying outside of London and will be living in Halls
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    (Original post by Edessa)
    That would help me. Currently I can only find published info on the thresholds for grants.

    Many Thanks, I need all the help I can get cos it's a flippin minefield

    P.S - Yes I will be studying outside of London and will be living in Halls
    http://http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/ser...-10/faq2009-10

    go down to question 8 and there is a table that gives the thresholds and how much grant and loan you would be entitled to
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    (Original post by bringmesunshine)
    http://http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/ser...-10/faq2009-10

    go down to question 8 and there is a table that gives the thresholds and how much grant and loan you would be entitled to
    BINGO:woo: :woo: :woo: - You have succeeded where Student Finance failed. I couldn't get the link to work but looked on the website and found where you meant. Thank you so much I really appreciate it.

    Still think it's most unfair that they means test part of a loan tho:rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Edessa)
    BINGO - You have succeeded where Student Finance failed. I couldn't get the link to work but looked on the website and found where you meant. Thank you so much I really appreciate it.

    Still think it's most unfair that they means test part of a loan tho
    i know, i will be in the same position next year. my parents can't afford to make up the other 28% of the loan like they are expected to, they can't afford to give me anything. it's a ridiculous system but lets not turn this thread into a debate about EMA and student finance
 
 
 
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