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    • benladdie3000
    • By benladdie3000 19th Mar 17, 10:29 PM
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    starting uni in september and desperate for finance info
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    • 19th Mar 17, 10:29 PM
    starting uni in september and desperate for finance info 19th Mar 17 at 10:29 PM

    hello guys,

    I'm starting a foundation degree in health and social care as of September, my question relates to the maintenance loan and parents learning allowance. I currently earn 18k a year and my partner 9k, we have 4 small children all under 7. I have used the online calculator and it says I can claim 8k maintenance loan per year and 1600 parents learning allowance. can anyone shed some light as to how accurate these numbers sound. I'm sceptical , as they sound fairly high, and I don't want to start a course that means I cant afford to live. thanks in advance.
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    • ceb1995
    • By ceb1995 19th Mar 17, 10:38 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 10:38 PM
    I graduated a couple of years ago but as a single student with no dependants I got 7.2k a year so the calculator sounds quite accurate.
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    • benladdie3000
    • By benladdie3000 19th Mar 17, 10:49 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 10:49 PM
    did u have children??? how come its gone up
    • benladdie3000
    • By benladdie3000 20th Mar 17, 10:25 AM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 10:25 AM
    Does anyone know if the figures quoted are in any way accurate???
    • Ed-1
    • By Ed-1 20th Mar 17, 12:23 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 12:23 PM
    did u have children??? how come its gone up
    Originally posted by benladdie3000
    The figures are accurate. Maintenance grants were abolished for new students starting in 16/17 onwards and the maintenance loan was increased by more than the maximum maintenance grant and since then the bigger maintenance loan has received a full inflationary uplift.

    So total support is higher than for students who started in 15/16 or before.

    See my posts below:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=71688146&postcount=3771

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=71739674&postcount=3777
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