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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    Congrats! Which college?

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    Thanks! St John's (the best one of course)
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    (Original post by Opiece)
    Thanks! St John's (the best one of course)
    Ooh well I guess you can relax now, no longer in limbo like the rest of us

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    Yup exactly, I'm so relieved now haha

    What are you applying for? And when do you get A-level results?
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    (Original post by Opiece)
    Yup exactly, I'm so relieved now haha

    What are you applying for? And when do you get A-level results?
    Economics and August 13 - feeling quite edgy now I think it could be close to a* with all of them gah

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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    Economics and August 13 - feeling quite edgy now I think it could be close to a* with all of them gah

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    Best of luck!
    By the way, how come results for A-levels come out so late? Is there any logical reason or do they just want to stress students out to death?
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    (Original post by Opiece)
    Best of luck!
    By the way, how come results for A-levels come out so late? Is there any logical reason or do they just want to stress students out to death?
    So many people do them, it takes a long long time to mark them and for the examiners to be taught how to apply the markscheme etc
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    There's a chance the Conservatives have just made uni very difficult for me, starting from my 2nd year. I know there has been an increase in the Maintenance Loan, but I don't want to be in even more debt. I didn't even apply for a Maintenance Loan this year for that very reason. My parents can't afford to help me financially. But I'll see what impact it has when the time comes.
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    (Original post by Elcor)
    There's a chance the Conservatives have just made uni very difficult for me, starting from my 2nd year. I know there has been an increase in the Maintenance Loan, but I don't want to be in even more debt. I didn't even apply for a Maintenance Loan this year for that very reason. My parents can't afford to help me financially. But I'll see what impact it has when the time comes.
    It's ****e.

    I'm hoping there'll be ways around it, to think life was just about to get simple :lol:
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    (Original post by Elcor)
    There's a chance the Conservatives have just made uni very difficult for me, starting from my 2nd year. I know there has been an increase in the Maintenance Loan, but I don't want to be in even more debt. I didn't even apply for a Maintenance Loan this year for that very reason. My parents can't afford to help me financially. But I'll see what impact it has when the time comes.
    How have you managed to do it without a maintenance loan?! :O I'd have no chance

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    How have you managed to do it without a maintenance loan?! :O I'd have no chance

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    Close to max bursaries, some money from a work placement and bit of help from parents (I meant they couldn't support me financially after uni if I was in loads of debt)

    I'm hoping I haven't made a huge mistake by not applying for it!

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    (Original post by Elcor)
    Close to max bursaries, some money from a work placement and bit of help from parents (I meant they couldn't support me financially after uni if I was in loads of debt)

    I'm hoping I haven't made a huge mistake by not applying for it!

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    If you need some, I'd be happy to try and help. I took out a couple thousand just in case so it should be spare if need be
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    If you need some, I'd be happy to try and help. I took out a couple thousand just in case so it should be spare if need be
    That's super kind, I'll let you know but I should be fine :')
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    When is it best to apply for tuition fee loan? Not really sure how it works to be honest (I'm an eu student), I did print out like 40 pages I need to fill out though.
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    (Original post by Elcor)
    There's a chance the Conservatives have just made uni very difficult for me, starting from my 2nd year. I know there has been an increase in the Maintenance Loan, but I don't want to be in even more debt. I didn't even apply for a Maintenance Loan this year for that very reason. My parents can't afford to help me financially. But I'll see what impact it has when the time comes.
    Once you finish university you'll have the same starting salary as me so why is it fair that I have to take out significantly more in loans when I will have the same ability to pay off the debt. That is the argument against grants.

    If education is not free it should at least cost everyone the same amount. Yes some peoples parents are more able to help, that doesn't mean they are more inclined to help lots of people get less from their parents than others get in grants.

    Admittedly my parents do support me but if I could get a higher loan and be independent of sorts I would.




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    When is it best to apply for tuition fee loan? Not really sure how it works to be honest (I'm an eu student), I did print out like 40 pages I need to fill out though.
    As early as possible


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    (Original post by Goods;[url="tel:57626903")
    57626903[/url]]As early as possible


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    What if I miss my offer? Do I still have a £9,000 loan?
    I applied for some scholarships that I haven't heard from yet. Is it possible to change the loan amount after submitting the application?
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    What if I miss my offer? Do I still have a £9,000 loan?
    I applied for some scholarships that I haven't heard from yet. Is it possible to change the loan amount after submitting the application?
    If you don't get in you won't have the tuition loan, the tuition loan is only paid once you sign an agreement after you arrive. I'm not sure about any maintenance loans


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    (Original post by Goods;[url="tel:57627107")
    57627107[/url]]If you don't get in you won't have the tuition loan, the tuition loan is only paid once you sign an agreement after you arrive. I'm not sure about any maintenance loans


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    Maintenance loans are only for UK students, so at least I don't need to worry about those (plus my government pays me £600/month while I study)
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    (Original post by Elcor)
    There's a chance the Conservatives have just made uni very difficult for me, starting from my 2nd year. I know there has been an increase in the Maintenance Loan, but I don't want to be in even more debt. I didn't even apply for a Maintenance Loan this year for that very reason. My parents can't afford to help me financially. But I'll see what impact it has when the time comes.
    I think you will find it only applies to "new students" not 2nd years.
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    (Original post by Goods)
    Once you finish university you'll have the same starting salary as me so why is it fair that I have to take out significantly more in loans when I will have the same ability to pay off the debt. That is the argument against grants.

    If education is not free it should at least cost everyone the same amount. Yes some peoples parents are more able to help, that doesn't mean they are more inclined to help lots of people get less from their parents than others get in grants.

    Admittedly my parents do support me but if I could get a higher loan and be independent of sorts I would. Posted from TSR Mobile

    Those with parents who earn a comfortable enough salary that their child isn't eligible for grants can get significantly more financial help at uni from them (I know /some/ don't, but that's not relevant and is anecdotal). They are also more likely to have more financial support in the future, so if I had the same debt as you it would have a greater impact on me. That's why I should be eligible for grants and you shouldn't.

    Didn't you go to a fee-paying school? How much was that per year?

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