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    Right, I have a degree in Criminology which I graduated from in 2014 so my fees were just over £3k when i started (as it was the year before they brought in the £9k fees) I havent started repaying this loan back theres also maintenance loans on top of that so i dread to think what the debt is now!
    Anyway I have just been accepted on a nursing degree (with the intention of going into mental health) obviously I will have to get the loans for the tuition fees which are now over 9k on top of my already increasing debt!
    My question is what are peoples opinions on doing this second degree?? Some people are telling me im mad and shouldnt get my self into anymore debt (which panics me) then other people tell me that its not a 'proper' debt and ill only pay a little off monthly when I do finally start working so i wont notice!
    Im really in two minds as to whether to accept the place on the nursing course but at the same time its something i really want to do!
    Thanks!
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    Hi Becky

    I too have a first degree (with student loans of around 20k - graduated in 2010 plus maintenance loan etc) and am going to study Adult Nursing at Hull in September. I have absolutely no reservations about this. It is debt, but like others have said to you, it isn't 'proper' debt in the sense that credit checks don't consider it 'bad' debt and it comes out before your wages so you never have to budget it etc. Even my mortgage adviser told me this.

    If nursing is what you really want to do, then I would just go for it. At the end of the day, if it isn't paid off after 30(?) years it gets written off anyway.

    If you're not 100% you could always wait it out and see if any trusts near you are doing the new degree apprenticeship or go for an AP post and top-up from that.

    Good luck whatever you decide!
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    (Original post by Becky175)
    Right, I have a degree in Criminology which I graduated from in 2014 so my fees were just over £3k when i started (as it was the year before they brought in the £9k fees) I havent started repaying this loan back theres also maintenance loans on top of that so i dread to think what the debt is now!
    Anyway I have just been accepted on a nursing degree (with the intention of going into mental health) obviously I will have to get the loans for the tuition fees which are now over 9k on top of my already increasing debt!
    My question is what are peoples opinions on doing this second degree?? Some people are telling me im mad and shouldnt get my self into anymore debt (which panics me) then other people tell me that its not a 'proper' debt and ill only pay a little off monthly when I do finally start working so i wont notice!
    Im really in two minds as to whether to accept the place on the nursing course but at the same time its something i really want to do!
    Thanks!
    Personally I'd say, don't listen to the naysayers.

    If you want to do a second degree, then go for it.

    My first degree was in law, and i'm self-funding a degree in modern languages with the Open University, with the aim of becoming a translator. Sure it sucks working in a supermarket to fund myself, but it's only short term.

    Do what makes you happy. I'm sure you'll be a great nurse.
 
 
 
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