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Being out of college and applying for Student Finance...

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
Right....ive been accepted....im filling in accomodation forms....im going in for open days, activity days, etc...all sorted.

BUT....finance! I left college last year with no intention of goin to uni...but that proved a really dumb thing to do so i've applied from outside of the system.....which makes the applying for student finance a bit tricky because as i understand it they basically come into college and guide you through it.

What do you do in this situation?
Do i call my LEA and say "Eh? what? help me!! *gibber*" ?
Since im not in college and wont be handed lots of lovely forms to apply with, do i wait til March/April and apply online? DO i need to actually phone the LEA up prior to doing this?

Oh and....student bank accounts......anyone reccomend a good one? Im currently with HSBC so opening another account with them wouldnt be hard but are they worth it? I heargood things about Natwest too...

Thanks to anyone who can help....and if you cant, dear god try!! lol
Peace

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    go to your local post office, they should have some forms there for you :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Right....ive been accepted....im filling in accomodation forms....im going in for open days, activity days, etc...all sorted.

    BUT....finance! I left college last year with no intention of goin to uni...but that proved a really dumb thing to do so i've applied from outside of the system.....which makes the applying for student finance a bit tricky because as i understand it they basically come into college and guide you through it.

    What do you do in this situation?
    Do i call my LEA and say "Eh? what? help me!! *gibber*" ?
    Since im not in college and wont be handed lots of lovely forms to apply with, do i wait til March/April and apply online? DO i need to actually phone the LEA up prior to doing this?

    Oh and....student bank accounts......anyone reccomend a good one? Im currently with HSBC so opening another account with them wouldnt be hard but are they worth it? I heargood things about Natwest too...

    not sure if its a student bank account but alliance & leixcester currently have the bset current account and if you sign up and then get a mate to sign up you get £50 each, I think. Not sure though.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mia16 wrote:
    go to your local post office, they should have some forms there for you :)

    If your right, im sending you a big box of chocolates....i know where i am with forms. lol.
    Thanks
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If your right, im sending you a big box of chocolates....i know where i am with forms. lol.
    Thanks

    or call the university you want to go to and they may be able to send you some
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Considering im supposed to be entering into higher education, proving that im of a high enough calibre to maintain the high academic standards of university level education.......youd think id have thought of that .lol
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i would've thought ringing your LEA up would be your best bet.
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