Here’s the student finance (maintenance loan and grant, and tuition fee loan) application form for 2013:
It’s 34 pages long, with a 10 page section for parents to fill in all their income details…. e.g.
This would be OK for parents used to filling in tax returns etc – but what about those from lower socio-economic groups who are less likely to have to deal with such matters? Does it mean those from poorer backgrounds are put off applying?