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 Post subject: Tuition Fees
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:10 am 
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Does anyone know if by doing a foundation degree (paid for by employer) this now excludes you from accessing tuition fees for transferring to a new undergraduate degree by it counting as a second degree?

On another note...can someone who has had loans for their undergraduate course get a loan for a PGCE qualification, or does that now also count as a second degree and is therefore excluded?

Thank you :D


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 Post subject: Re: Tuition Fees
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:45 am 
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I don't know you answer, but I believe that the website, Moneysavingexpert.com (of Martyn Lewis fame) gives good advice on student loans and fees.


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 Post subject: Re: Tuition Fees
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:58 am 
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Thanks PC - I had a quick look, but it's all mainly about the loans themselves, not so much about eligiblity.

Interestingly I didn't know this bit either

The Guaranteed bit. Up to 65% of the maximum living cost loan will be available to everyone in 2012 regardless of their parental income (for 2011 starters it's 72%).

So not only do the tuition fees rise to ridiculous levels, the loan you can get for maintenance is reduced considerably (esp considering increases in food and fuel inflation we are seeing). So once again it is those squeezed in the middle in every direction that get hurt the most.


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 Post subject: Re: Tuition Fees
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:28 am 
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Hi LFH, all PGCE students are eligible for loans for tuition fees. You can also apply for loans to cover living costs if you’re under 60, I believe. :D

The former is independent of income, the latter isn’t. HTH

I don’t know the answer to your first question, I’m afraid.


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 Post subject: Re: Tuition Fees
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:33 am 
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Cheers, Rob, thank you :D


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