Found 26th Oct 2008
This looks like a lovely little community, so I'd like to share some random information with you just because I hate watching Frost on TV. lol.

If you can go to University, there are many positives to it. I don't know why I decided to tell you about this, I just thought it would be helpful.

These are just some of the positives:
- Whether it be a degree in philosophy, or a degree in psychology, you can get tuition fee loans to pay for fees (which after 45 years get whiped) and grants (non payable) for £2,800 a year.
- If you have children, you will be entitled to Parent's Learners Allowance (£1,480) a year and a Childcare Grant (£7,750+) depending on how many children you have.
- Your student loan (Maximum of £4,200 a year) is only repayable once you earn over £15,000 a year. If you do not break 15k a year after 25 years, your debt is whiped. After the age of 65, your debt is also whiped.
- Student loans are only ever changed at the base interest rate so rates are guaranteed not to go hikingly high.
- You can do some of these courses part time and get the equivalent grants given over the time period.
- It enhances your likelihood on getting jobs that are becoming more increasingly difficult to get.
- Whilst some Uni's require constant presence and registration, some uni's allow a system where you can learn from home with unique systems that allow you to access the lecture notes they use from home.

What you need to go to uni?
- A Levels. Yes, these are difficult to achieve, but I have come across numerous people (parents or mature students) who have managed college courses for these part time and gone on to uni. It can be done :-)
- D's and E's are not fails. Seems to be a common misconception, but in A levels, (though obviously A, B or C is better) these are not classed as fails and can be used to go to University (granted, it won't exactly be Oxford!)

I used to be a student ambassador and know more so if you feel you have any more questions to this random random thread, go ahead. Hope this helps anyone!!

Community Updates
I'm sure there are plenty of students on here me included. Hopefully your information will help someone
im a student - a skint student
Post a comment

    Top Discussions

    Top Discussions

    Top Merchants