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    I was at an interview last week where the course leader was going over the bursaries available - in our case £25k, and then proceeded to say 'but your tuition also comes out of that'. Is this true? I was under the impression that we are still entitled to a tuition fee loan.

    Reason I'm worried is that I am a career-changer, so currently on 38k, mortgage etc. I really want to teach but had been put off my the starting salary, after a lot of working things out I realised that I can do it (without selling my house) If I get both the bursary and tuition loan and put away 8-10k of it to subsidise myself for the first few years of teaching until my salary starts to rise and my partners salary also goes up. I know it means giving up a lot but I really want to teach.

    I'm not too worried about the tuition loan as I'm not going to pay off my current student loan before the 30 years is up anyway.
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    Have a look on here, if you can't find the answer, give them a call (free) they're pretty helpful.
    https://getintoteaching.education.go...es-and-funding

    I'm pretty sure the tuition is a separate payment. You apply to student finance for that.

    Also, join the ITT group on FB (see signature link)
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    Yeh I've had a look, I called them and they said "should be able to " but they still seemed a bit unsure. Was hoping someone who has had both could confirm.

    Thanks - I'll have a look at the FB group
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    Doing the course this year, and while you get the bursary you have to pay the tuition fee through students loan company.
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    You should be able to get a normal tuition fee loan via student finance to pay your tuition fees.

    I got a £20,000 bursary and could have paid for my fees out of that. But I chose to get the student loan and use some of the bursary towards buying a new car (which I needed, as mine was 12 years old and costing me a fair bit in repairs).

    Whilst I oppose the tuition fee loan in that I believe that education should be paid for out of general taxation, not treated as a commodity to be purchased, in practical terms it is a good deal. If I hadn't taken out a tuition fee loan, I would have probably ended up needing to get a loan for a car. Which would mean higher interest rates and committing to paying it back every month even if I wasn't earning. Whereas with the tuition fee loan you have the security of knowing that if you don't find a job, or take a career break later on, you won't have to pay it back.
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    I got a £30,000 bursary and full student finance at like £7,200. They're independent.
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    (Original post by Findlay6)

    Also, join the ITT group on FB (see signature link)
    Can't find signature link. Where should I be looking? Forgive my lack of TSR skills
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    (Original post by maaash)
    Can't find signature link. Where should I be looking? Forgive my lack of TSR skills
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/TeacherTraining1617
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    Ah thanks! It's a closed group rather than secret though . I haven't handed in my notice at work yet and have quite a few friends from work on FB who I don't want to see that I've joined the group. I'll join once I've handed it in.
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    (Original post by maaash)
    Ah thanks! It's a closed group rather than secret though . I haven't handed in my notice at work yet and have quite a few friends from work on FB who I don't want to see that I've joined the group. I'll join once I've handed it in.
    I don't think it tells people that you've joined :s
    if so, just delete from your timeline
 
 
 
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