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  1. Help for nursing students affected by loan overpayments READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/help-for-nursing-students-affected-by-loan-overpayments
  2. READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/thousands-of-students-will-benefit-from-new-cadet-units-backed-by-50-million-government-plan
  3. New students are being alerted to a [problem] where fraudsters claim to offer a "educational grant" in a bid to con them into divulging bank details. The emails typically claim to be from the university's finance department and trick the recipient into clicking on a link to an online form and entering their personal and banking details. The Student Loans Company said students were particularly vulnerable to "phishing" attempts around the main payment dates, in September, January and April. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37408373
  4. I have been advised that i must now pay the bedroom tax because may daughter who is a student lives off campus. I cant help but feel that this is totally unfair. To tell one student your parents can keep a room at home for you because you live on campus. Then tell another student your parents cant keep a room available for you because you live off campus is totally unfair. surely a student is a student no matter where they live.
  5. Have you just received your A-level results and are planning to start university this autumn? If so, you're likely to be one of the many students who will soon be moving into halls of residence or private rented accommodation for the first time. Moving away from home can be quite daunting, so it's useful to know what to expect before you move. Our student housing information can help you along the way: if you're thinking of moving into halls of residence if you're thinking of moving into private rented accommodation.
  6. Hi can anyone help me with a query. I am 59, working and a housing association tenant and pay full rent, council tax etc. However, I am seriously thinking of asking for a career break for 3 years to take on a BSc degree course ( I know this sounds daft at my age but I have had to wait a long time). I have checked for student finance and can get that which is roughly £7000 and as a student will not pay council tax but I cannot get an answer about the rent and whether I can apply for housing benefit. All the websites state that unless you meet a specific criteria, a student cannot apply
  7. Hi, Like many others, I am being aggressively pursued by HSL for an old student loan debt and getting increasingly sick of their tactics. (I have been on a very low income since 2005 - including being a student for most of the time - yet still made monthly repayments without fail since 2006, but they are still threatening to take me to court.) I have been reading the forum and it seems like I can reclaim any penalty charges on this account - is this correct? If it is, I am going to write a subject access request. Do these sound like the right kind of
  8. Im pretty scared right now and really need some solid information. Ill try to be as concise as possible. First, my situation is as follows:
  9. Ive started at Uni im 42 with two sons living at home in full time education. I am a tenant of South Kestecen council in Lincolnshire. I was on ESA for a back injury but ive lost that because atos wouldnt give me a second chance interview as i missed an appointment due to illness, so we are living off child benefit ,grants and my student loan and £5 a month CSA. Ive handed all of my documents into my local council to claim housing benefit and theyve calculated i have to pay £82 a week for an £83 rent !!! yet another lady who is on the SAME course and lives in the SAME town but is in a pri
  10. Hi all, can anyone help me please as I am feeling slightly unfairly done..... My hubby is a fulltime student and he receives students grants,loans etc. We have 3 children aged 11, 9 and 9mths. We currently receive child tax credit and have been advised that the only help we can get benefit wise (apart from housing and council tax benefit) is if I was to make a claim for jsa- as I would have to be available and looking for fulltime work I have not claimed. I do not feel I want to go back to work yet and especially not fulltime. Now this is was narks me slightly...If I was a single parent I wo
  11. Hi, I am new to this site, so not sure about where to post my questions...hence putting it into the 'Welcome' section...I have had a very nasty experience with my landlord... i am a student, stayed with a letting agency, last year who asked for a deposit/bond of £400. now when i moved out my deposit has not been returned for 3 months, 2 weeks ago i received an email saying i will only receive back £50 of my deposit. £150 being charged for smoking fine from all 10 tenants in the property, i dont even smoke, can they do this? £150 being charged for cycle tyre marks on a small
  12. Hi everyone, Hope you can shed some light on this one. Last July, my daughter thought it wise to leave the family home for a year to experience the student life. After seeing the error of her ways, she has now returned, towing with her a water bill for £1000...... I phoned Welsh Water, and they said the bill was correct. My daughter doesn't dispute she owes the money, its the others in the house that do. Five students signed the tenancy agreement back in July 2011. After a couple of months, two students left and were replaced by another two. They did not update the tenan
  13. Hello Ladies & Gents, My son studying in Bristol University 2nd year with other fellow students, they just received a letter from the letting agency demanding a further payment of more than £750 in 7 days or they will face court and even further consequences. The letting agency already taken the initial deposit of £2000. When they moved from the flat last month, they left it clean and tidy. Walls with small scratches painted, which indicate that they are careful and considerate. On several occasions the landlord or his son or his brother (they own the letting agency) come to inspect t
  14. Company responsible for scheme has taken £36.5m more than it was owed from wages The controversial company in charge of collecting student loan repayments for the Government has taken tens of millions of pounds extra from unwitting graduates. Tens of thousands of people have been advised to apply for refunds from the Student Loans Company (SLC) after it emerged that the firm had collected an additional £36.5m from them in 2010-11 alone. More than 63,000 former students carried on repaying from their salary, often for months, after they had paid off loans taken out to fund univ
  15. I have been living with my partner in our flat for the past 6 months, this is about how long this situation has been going on. We has 4 male students that live above us that intentionaly make noise ie. slamming doors, stomping on the floor boards, dropping things on the floor, shouting, playing loud music, having parties. We involved their letting agency as they have a no noise policy, chris shorey lettings of plymouth. The students have been constantly warned about their behaviour not just by the agency but by my landlord too as he owns the flat but sublets to the agency but it really should
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