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    I haven't ever gotten the chance to go to college and haven't managed to achieve a Level 3 and now I finally have all the time in the world and they say I can't do it because I am 24 now and have to pay for the full course. I was heartbroken because I can't afford to pay that much, I just went back on Job Seekers after being in a devastating situation.

    The worst bit that hit me was I was accepted to go and study their Level 3 Law programme and after going to sort out the final stage, the tutor said, it is tough times for you because you can no longer get funded even though you haven't achieved your level 3.

    I have fallen into real depression after hearing this. I wanted to finally make my family proud and head off to University before I end up losing out....

    I guess this is a heads up to anyone 24+ that you can't get funded even if you haven't gotten the chance to go to College or achieved a level 3 (Minimum requirement to get to University)

    Damnit :cry2::cry2::cry2::cry2::cry2::cry::cry::cry::cry:
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    Do you not qualify for the 24+ advanced learning loan?


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    (Original post by Notorious123)
    I haven't ever gotten the chance to go to college and haven't managed to achieve a Level 3 and now I finally have all the time in the world and they say I can't do it because I am 24 now and have to pay for the full course. I was heartbroken because I can't afford to pay that much, I just went back on Job Seekers after being in a devastating situation.

    The worst bit that hit me was I was accepted to go and study their Level 3 Law programme and after going to sort out the final stage, the tutor said, it is tough times for you because you can no longer get funded even though you haven't achieved your level 3.

    I have fallen into real depression after hearing this. I wanted to finally make my family proud and head off to University before I end up losing out....

    I guess this is a heads up to anyone 24+ that you can't get funded even if you haven't gotten the chance to go to College or achieved a level 3 (Minimum requirement to get to University)

    Damnit :cry2::cry2::cry2::cry2::cry2::cry::cry::cry::cry:
    Not true. You can't be government funded like someone under 24, but you are eligible for the 24+ learning loan which I'm shocked your tutor didn't bother to tell you about, or that you haven't heard of in your research. If you want to do law you'll need to develop a thick skin and develop your research skills. Don't ever just give up because someone tells you something like that, always go away and research for yourself.
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    The 24+ loan should cover all of your tuition fees. You don't have to start repaying it until your earnings top £21,000 per year, but if you go to university, the loan is wiped off after you graduate, so you won't have to pay it back at all.
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    Unless the op has some savings from before the jsa or he lives with someone with a slightly higher income than just his jsa?
    He doesn't say what he did before the recent jsa claim, if he was self employed for example he'd have submitted his last tax years income. The 24+ learning loan isn't available to everyone without a level 3 qualification.

    Personally I think it should be a staggered means testing. I'm incredibly cheesed off that it's an all or nothing loan with strict rules as are the bursaries not taking into account different circumstances.

    I can sympathise with the op as I had problems applying for 24+ too due to being self employed and buissiness not being so great this year/sending last years tax. I was lucky enough to have a car and some random bits to sell though so it all worked out for me. I did get a bit depressed trying to figure it out though.

    Don't give up though if laws what you want to do then keep at it! There's usually a way around obstacles for things you really want. Maybe a different source of funding, moving to cheaper accommodation and saving for a couple of years? The ou has funds available for certain situations or op could self teach a levels and just pay the exam costs as a different route to uni? Some Foundation years can be covered by student finance but I don't know if law offers those tbh.
 
 
 
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