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    Ok so next year I want to do a pgce in biology. So I've read that I can get up to £15 or 20K I think. I assumed this was all I was eligible for.
    I am right that I can still apply for a tuition fee loan AND a maintenance loan on top of the £15/20K (if I get the grades) .

    For some reason I assumed the bursaries that are available (at different amount dependant on your chosen subject) were the only financial help I could get. (Hence why I've been worrying recently how I'm going to survive financially)

    I am currently on a undergrad course and am eligible for around £5000 a year maintenance loan on top of the £9K a year to pay for the course itself. If my situation doesn't change in terms of household income, could someone explain to me how much they think I would be eligible for?


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    No, you'd be eligible for tuition loan and maintenance loan if you wanted.

    and then you'd get your 15-20K bursary which is paid monthly.
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    (Original post by Findlay6)
    No, you'd be eligible for tuition loan and maintenance loan if you wanted.

    and then you'd get your 15-20K bursary which is paid monthly.
    So I take it the tuition loan automatically goes to your university or school? And the maintenance loan comes in each semester, every 4 months? And then on top, if I'm eligible, I could get a monthly bursary amount?

    If that's all correct, it's beginning to sound a lot more financially manageable


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    (Original post by superdan_)
    So I take it the tuition loan automatically goes to your university or school? And the maintenance loan comes in each semester, every 4 months? And then on top, if I'm eligible, I could get a monthly bursary amount?

    If that's all correct, it's beginning to sound a lot more financially manageable


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    Pretty much.
    The maintenance loan is income assessed, similar to undergrad.
    I believe there's a way to use some of your bursary funding to pay off your fees, but that's provider specific.

    Don't brag too much. There are some people managing on no bursary and only 4K maintenance loan for the year.
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    (Original post by Findlay6)
    Pretty much.
    The maintenance loan is income assessed, similar to undergrad.
    I believe there's a way to use some of your bursary funding to pay off your fees, but that's provider specific.

    Don't brag too much. There are some people managing on no bursary and only 4K maintenance loan for the year.
    Not bragging, just trying to figure out if I can afford this career path 👍🏼


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