maintenance loan, household income, siblings in uni at same time


Is there any consideration of the number of children in a household at university at the same time when calculating the maintenance loan available?

I have three kids close in age, and due to gap years etc, looks like there will be at least one year of overlap when all three are at uni.


  • Spendless
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    No, there isn't.

    A slight calculation is taken into account when older one/s are at Uni and you still have younger child/ren in School but not when you have 2 or more at Uni at the same time.

    I've got a 3 year gap between my 2 and thought I was safe, but then eldest ended up having to do a foundation year first due to his grades, so it's possible I'll also get an overlap. My sister has twins and can't afford to help both of them out at the same time.

    If they're doing gap years can they financially contribute?
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