you save and/or get a job.
Thats how it is for a lot of people i'm afraid.
Thats why people tend to save up money beforehand, have overdrafts and get jobs.
i know i feel the same way, i'll get like a £50 grant from the goverment, meaning i will HAVE to get a job and save money or i wont survive. and no parental contribution. i think everyone should have a loan of the same amount. people shouldn't get grants based on parents income as it isn't the parents who are paying the loan back.
I agree. The current student loans system is hugely messed up.
My Mum passed away last year and so my Dad has been supporting me on an income of less than 25,000 PA. That means I'm entitled to the full maintenance loan & grant. As a result, after accommodation, I'll have about £100-£150 per week to live on in London.
Someone else I know who lives with both parents will only have about £10-£20 a week to live on. His family aren't well off enough to support his education, just like my Dad isn't well off enough to support mine - we're in exactly the same financial situation, except he gets a lot less loan.
It's pretty mad, imo.
Original thread... we've never had the discussion about why some people get grants and others don't and how unfair it is...
*is determined to find an original thread at some point*
Parents help me make ends meet.
It will be more than that with going out and stuff. If you don't have a grant, and your parents don't give you serious help, then you are pretty screwed. Ridiculous system.
Yes, the system is not great but do not even begin to moan when you are spending £4500 on accommodation...
Could you not live a in a flat, which would probably be cheaper? Even my rent for the year won't be that much and I'll be in London.