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    A few weeks ago I got offered a place at Loughborough university to study an art foundation year before doing a BA degree. However when I called student fiance they told me that I was unable to get any sort of loan because the course that I will be studying in still considered further education. Even though my parents said they'd do what they can to pay for the course I know their really going to struggle, especially with paying for the accommodation. I already have a part-time job, but even if I saved all my money up until the day I start I still wouldn't have enough. I've also applied for a foundation year at UAL, so if I get it, due to the fact that I live in London I wouldn't have to worrying about accommodation. Anyway my question is, is there any sort of loan or sponsorship that I could seek to help me pay for the course that isn't funded through student finance?

    Btw I'm going to be 19 before the course starts, so I'll have to pay for part of the course myself.
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    (Original post by Krissy1997)
    A few weeks ago I got offered a place at Loughborough university to study an art foundation year before doing a BA degree. However when I called student fiance they told me that I was unable to get any sort of loan because the course that I will be studying in still considered further education. Even though my parents said they'd do what they can to pay for the course I know their really going to struggle, especially with paying for the accommodation. I already have a part-time job, but even if I saved all my money up until the day I start I still wouldn't have enough. I've also applied for a foundation year at UAL, so if I get it, due to the fact that I live in London I wouldn't have to worrying about accommodation. Anyway my question is, is there any sort of loan or sponsorship that I could seek to help me pay for the course that isn't funded through student finance?

    Btw I'm going to be 19 before the course starts, so I'll have to pay for part of the course myself.
    I'm afraid they don't qualify and most people tend to regard it as another year of school and do the course at their local college. I suggest you contact Loughborough and ask them if there are any bursaries available, but be prepared for a disappointing answer. Your alternative is to defer for a year and save up some more, I'm afraid.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    I'm afraid they don't qualify and most people tend to regard it as another year of school and do the course at their local college. I suggest you contact Loughborough and ask them if there are any bursaries available, but be prepared for a disappointing answer. Your alternative is to defer for a year and save up some more, I'm afraid.
    I'm just gunna hope that I get into UAL because I've already taken a year out, and I really don't want to take another year out.
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    (Original post by Krissy1997)
    I'm just gunna hope that I get into UAL because I've already taken a year out, and I really don't want to take another year out.
    It won't make any difference to you except financially. Art foundation courses have students of all ages on them and being older tends to make your work more mature anyway.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    It won't make any difference to you except financially. Art foundation courses have students of all ages on them and being older tends to make your work more mature anyway.
    Well that's the only problem there is, so if I got in there I wouldn't have to worry about the finance.
 
 
 
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