Oh, fair enough.
So basically I need to buy a house!
surely you should count as a mature student and therefore it should all have gone on your own income rather than your parents? Or was it because you lived at home before going to uni?
Yeah. It’s based on household income.
I don’t really like complaining BUT it really really pisses me off that I’m not entitled to the same student loan and bursaries as the majority of my friends, just because my parents earn more money than theirs (in theory - not actually the case in some examples).
My student loan doesn’t even cover my rent. I would literally be incapable of feeding myself if my parents didn’t support me. Meanwhile, some of my friends are receiving free iPads and laptops and having money taken away from their tuition fees. How is that fair?
I’m 23 years old. I’m supposed to be independent. My parents’ income should be completely irrelevant to my own ventures. How am I possibly supposed to find motivation in a system where I’m taught if I earn more money I’m not actually entitled to spend it how I want?
I don’t blame the people who are taking advantage of subsidised tuition fees, bursaries and larger student loans (capitalising on that stuff is just human nature), but I think I’m entitled to them too. And I’d like someone to explain to me why I’m not.