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    I'm into my last year of year of my LLB Law degree and I've got a conditional offer to carry on at my Uni and do the LPC but I'm worried about tuition fees. I can apply for a discount as a continuing student but obviously, the Postgraduate Loan is not applicable to professional qualifications. I don't think I will meet the credit criteria for the Professional and Career Development Loan scheme and I'm not sure how I will meet the course fees. A training contract isnt an option for me until I have finished the LPC as I am a (43 yr old) single parent, a full time carer for my adult son, I have disability status myself and DSA awarded, I just can't do everything at once. I live in a deprived area, family first generation of Uni entry, overcome domestic abuse and got myself through Uni, be gutted if it I fall at the final fence over costs.....
    I am going to apply for the Diversity Acess Scheme but I noticed that Postgrad DSA is a one off payment and I was wondering if that could be used for fees?

    If there is any other funding that I could apply for, I'd appreciate the advice.... T.I.A.
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    (Original post by vmcm)
    Hi
    I'm into my last year of year of my LLB Law degree and I've got a conditional offer to carry on at my Uni and do the LPC but I'm worried about tuition fees. I can apply for a discount as a continuing student but obviously, the Postgraduate Loan is not applicable to professional qualifications. I don't think I will meet the credit criteria for the Professional and Career Development Loan scheme and I'm not sure how I will meet the course fees. A training contract isnt an option for me until I have finished the LPC as I am a (43 yr old) single parent, a full time carer for my adult son, I have disability status myself and DSA awarded, I just can't do everything at once. I live in a deprived area, family first generation of Uni entry, overcome domestic abuse and got myself through Uni, be gutted if it I fall at the final fence over costs.....
    I am going to apply for the Diversity Acess Scheme but I noticed that Postgrad DSA is a one off payment and I was wondering if that could be used for fees?

    If there is any other funding that I could apply for, I'd appreciate the advice.... T.I.A.
    Dsa is generally something that goes straight to suppliers and isn't to be used for fees
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    Dsa is generally something that goes straight to suppliers and isn't to be used for fees
    Yeah - I thought that but it is paid differently to Undergrad, its a lump sum for Postgrad so just wondered...
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    (Original post by vmcm)
    Yeah - I thought that but it is paid differently to Undergrad, its a lump sum for Postgrad so just wondered...
    It's similarly assessed to undergrad so you couldn't get it to use for fees.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    It's similarly assessed to undergrad so you couldn't get it to use for fees.
    Right ok thanks. Any alternative advice?
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    (Original post by vmcm)
    Right ok thanks. Any alternative advice?
    Check charity grants but I ve no other ideas
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    Right ok thanks. Any alternative advice?
    Have you talked to the uni delivering the course?
 
 
 
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