Thanks for your input....
Vets are reasonably well paid
a common misconception, at least for the early part of the career. Vets don't earn as much as doctors or dentists but also don't benefit from NHS assistance for part of their course (no NHS for animals!) They have little chance to do vacation work due to the heavy requirements for (unpaid) work experience placements in addition to termtime study.
Regarding the potential impact of the tuition fees increase for veterinary admissions (and I really don't want to get into an argument about that here
) see http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content ... source=mfr
for the situation straight from the ....errr...horse's mouth, if you'll excuse the cliché.
She might well decide to keep the money and use it for a deposit on a house - she'll probably need to as leaving university with that much debt will
affect what she can borrow as a mortgage, no matter what they say. We've done the sums and have decided that thirty-odd thousand plus living costs payable after about 20 years or so if she manages to fund 1-2 years of her course is preferable to 74 grand plus living costs that won't be paid off until she is five years older than I am now!
The question is really about how her application will be viewed. And would admissions tutors really consider someone wanting to start a long and demanding course on a better financial footing, as being in some way irresponsible?