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    Hi, can someone please tell me the very basics of finance for a Primary PGCE.

    Can you get a student loan for the course fee?
    Can you get a maintenance loan?
    What other funding is available? I read somewhere that there is a £4000 grant for a primary PGCE but could someone confirm this?

    On another note, as everyone knows the university fees are rising, but will this be just the undergraduate courses or do you know/expect the cost of a PGCE rising dramatically in the next few years?
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    - Yes, the same as undergraduate

    - Yes

    - No. The government cut that grant without warning.

    And fees will be rising to, what we can only assume is £9,000, when all the other fees do. So 2011 entry will be £3kish, whereas it will jump up in 2012 when everything else does.
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    (Original post by Suzanathema)
    - Yes, the same as undergraduate

    - Yes

    - No. The government cut that grant without warning.

    And fees will be rising to, what we can only assume is £9,000, when all the other fees do. So 2011 entry will be £3kish, whereas it will jump up in 2012 when everything else does.
    Smiley face to the first two answers

    Sad face to the third

    :mad: Very angry face at the last. I can't believe this :'( Suppose it will be worth it in the end.
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    I know, it's really awful =/

    I'm applying for secondary English and they got rid of that bursary too. I could understand if they introduced it for 2012 so people had a bit of advanced warning but September 2011 is in like, 6 months! That is not enough time to scratch an extra £4k out of thin air =/

    You should look on funderfinder and Turn2us.org to see if you are eligible for any free grants, that might ease the sad face a bit
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    (Original post by Suzanathema)
    - Yes, the same as undergraduate

    - Yes

    - No. The government cut that grant without warning.

    And fees will be rising to, what we can only assume is £9,000, when all the other fees do. So 2011 entry will be £3kish, whereas it will jump up in 2012 when everything else does.
    Can you get the same maintenance grant from student loans company as with an undergraduate degree?

    Also am I right in thinking that 25year olds are considered to be mature students and therefore independent? So that finance is calculated on their income not parents?
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    (Original post by Smophy)
    Can you get the same maintenance grant from student loans company as with an undergraduate degree?

    Also am I right in thinking that 25year olds are considered to be mature students and therefore independent? So that finance is calculated on their income not parents?

    Yes, that is right!
 
 
 
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