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Hi,

I am wondering if I am eligible for SFE funding for my PGCE. As the government have just scrapped the bursary for Geography I am wondering if I can now afford to do it after finishing my PhD. I have previously taken out an undergraduate student loan (starting in 2013) and a 10k postgraduate loan for my MA (this was in 2016).

Am I eligible for a maintenance and a fees loan for my PGCE?

How will the amount of this be assessed? I am 26 and I have not lived with my parents for 8 years now. I am not married but live away from home with my partner.

How will this loan be paid back?

Thanks! Alex
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Hi,

I am wondering if I am eligible for SFE funding for my PGCE. As the government have just scrapped the bursary for Geography I am wondering if I can now afford to do it after finishing my PhD. I have previously taken out an undergraduate student loan (starting in 2013) and a 10k postgraduate loan for my MA (this was in 2016).

Am I eligible for a maintenance and a fees loan for my PGCE?

How will the amount of this be assessed? I am 26 and I have not lived with my parents for 8 years now. I am not married but live away from home with my partner.

How will this loan be paid back?

Thanks! Alex
Hi Alex, a PGCE course is an exception course so your previous study does not affect eligibility as long as it will be your first time achieving Qualified Teacher status, the course must be non salaried and under 2 years long.

Your partner will need to support your application, if they earn less than 25k, you will receive the maximum amount of undergraduate funding.

Regarding your repayment query, you can find out more information here gov.uk/slc and click "how much you repay".
Thanks, Isaac
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Hi Alex, a PGCE course is an exception course so your previous study does not affect eligibility as long as it will be your first time achieving Qualified Teacher status, the course must be non salaried and under 2 years long.

Your partner will need to support your application, if they earn less than 25k, you will receive the maximum amount of undergraduate funding.

Regarding your repayment query, you can find out more information here gov.uk/slc and click "how much you repay".
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Hi Isaac

Thanks for your reply. In terms of repayment - is a PGCE loan a postgraduate loan or Plan 2?

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Hi Isaac

Thanks for your reply. In terms of repayment - is a PGCE loan a postgraduate loan or Plan 2?

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Good morning, I advise you to query this with our repayments department by calling 0300 100 0611 or messaging them on Facebook/Twitter.
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