How much of your student loan did you have left after paying rent Watch
Planning on getting a job and living of off that the first year.
I’ll probably stay during Christmas to work.
Problem with my uni is that you pay for accommodation 3 times over the three terms. This means when I start September I’m gonna have to pay around 2 grand for the first term of accommodation. Maintenance loan is only giving me 2 grand at the beginning as well.
So the first term for me is going to be very scary. I’m going to ask my parents if they can help and if not I’ll just take out an overdraft.
I applied to accommodation before I applied to student loans so I didn’t know how much I’d be getting. And me being the naive person I am, I applied for the most expensive accommodation.
After I realised I just hoped I wouldn’t get it but I did.
And I only realised the the scheduled payments for the accommodation last night. And when I realised I got so stressed out.
Ironically my friend who’s a lot richer than me and applied to the same accommodation got a way cheaper, more than half, accommodation that’s shared bathroom and he’s livid about that.
So yeah, bad planning on my part. And lesson learnt I guess. I’m sure I’ll make it through but this really isn’t the best way to start university 😂