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Postgraduate funding and universal credit

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Bugsymalonemumof2 Tue 22-Jan-19 13:26:17

Is there anyone in receipt of the post graduate loan and receives universal credit?

How manageable us it?

I have two under 5s and am a single parent. The masters is for social work

Purplewithgreenspots Fri 25-Jan-19 19:06:34

Check out your situation before you take the big step. I started a Master’s as seemed the only way that I could get a job. The DWP then stopped all of my money and told menthat I was only allowed to do a FE course.
Had to get my councillor involved to fight for me. Would have lost home otherwise. They count it as an income and my councillor argued it was a debt.

user1498230352 Sun 27-Jan-19 19:47:16

Universal credit take £15 a month from my allowance and treat SFE as extra income. My SFE is paid over 2 years as I'm doing my masters over 3 years but the full time equivalent is 2.
Unnecessarily complicated but I luckily spoke to someone who knew what they were talking about and they made it easy

Bigkingdom Sat 02-Feb-19 09:06:41

Bigkingdom Sat 02-Feb-19 09:07:23

That petition is to get the Government to change the way they class student loans as unearned income for UC purposes.

whatnotwho Sun 03-Mar-19 06:46:54

A masters loan would only cover the course fees, so how can they deduct that as income confused

peanuts1982 Thu 11-Apr-19 16:03:07

Wow im applying for my masters next year, thats not good to hear! How else do people fund such things?

AtSea1979 Thu 16-May-19 22:27:20

Also looking to apply for social work masters but it seems like maintenance bursary of £2,700 is supposed to cover all living costs. Surely this can’t be right?

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