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Student Loan Entitlement

SystemSystem Posts: 8,585 Community Managers
Right. I got my things through saying about my loan entitlement for the coming year, and things like that, and was surprised to see I got less than last year. My dads income has gone down, I am getting more fees paid for me than last year but £300 less loan? Has this happened to anyone else, as I would have though I would have got more, not less.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Are you going into your third year? If you are that is probably the reason.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm not going into my final year, I'm going on to my second year.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    How much less are you getting paid?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What, in the loan, or generally?

    I'm getting £300 less in my loan. I'm not sure about my Dads income, I know it was definately less than last year though because they seriously cut the overtime where he works.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Is that 300 less for the year or per semester?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    For the year. According to the uni website though, the maximum amount we can borrow is £4195, which is £100 more than last year, meaning I'm £400 down on the total amount available, even though it says I will receive the full amount. Although it doesn't seem like much to worry about, thats half the tuition fee I have to pay.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Maybe theres different amounts in each year, i think in my third year i had a few hundred less than in my second, though i can't be sure.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I know you get less in your last year, but I was under the impression it was the same, if not higher because of inflation. Oh well.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'd give the loan people a call as there might have been a mistake somewhere down the line. Explain your situation and they might be able to give you an explanation for the amount you are going to be given.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yep, I agree with the above, phone the Student Loans company AND your LEA (I have found LEA to more helpful in the past) and explain the situation
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Its all sorted now anyway, they sent me a letter saying they reevaluated it and I'm getting what I thought I should be getting now.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I bet that's a relief!
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