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    I'm going University part-time and would like to know is there anything else i may be entitled to rather than the two : Fee Grant and Loan :

    I am going to be working part-time but it wouldn't be enough I don't think.
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    No, but you'll have plenty of money with the grant and a part-time job, unless you spend excessively.
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    (Original post by cpj1987)
    No, but you'll have plenty of money with the grant and a part-time job, unless you spend excessively.
    Well it depends, some commuting costs can be ridiculous, even buying secondhand books can be expensive, tuition fees, taking time to actually study etc. You can easily use that money up.
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    (Original post by Jennie1987)
    Well it depends, some commuting costs can be ridiculous, even buying secondhand books can be expensive, tuition fees, taking time to actually study etc. You can easily use that money up.
    Not if you're sensible with it. Commuting should never cost too much - if it does, rent somewhere closer.
    Books, likewise, can be purchased cheaply from (for example) Amazon marketplace.
    You get a separate loan for tuition fees.
    A grant, plus an eight-hour shift at a part-time job on minimum wage will give more than enough to live on if you're careful with your money.
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    (Original post by Jennie1987)
    Well it depends, some commuting costs can be ridiculous, even buying secondhand books can be expensive, tuition fees, taking time to actually study etc. You can easily use that money up.
    Same could be said for those us who are full time students...
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    (Original post by Titch89)
    Same could be said for those us who are full time students...
    Well of course full time students on only a grant, loan and pt job are struggling.
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    (Original post by cpj1987)
    Not if you're sensible with it. Commuting should never cost too much - if it does, rent somewhere closer.
    Books, likewise, can be purchased cheaply from (for example) Amazon marketplace.
    You get a separate loan for tuition fees.
    A grant, plus an eight-hour shift at a part-time job on minimum wage will give more than enough to live on if you're careful with your money.
    It can cost more to rent somewhere closer and still be thousands in commuting. Especially if you live at home and commute and to live closer its no transport but rent/utilities/food.
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    (Original post by Jennie1987)
    It can cost more to rent somewhere closer and still be thousands in commuting. Especially if you live at home and commute and to live closer its no transport but rent/utilities/food.

    My point is though, people manage to rent without problems, so you either:

    a) commute
    b) rent

    If one gets too expensive, go for the cheaper option. Both will be affordable.

    Put it this way, my rent was £80 per week (bills included) when I was at university. I'd have been stupid to commute if it cost more than this.

    If full-time students can manage without trouble, a part-time student definitely can.
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    Yeah i'll be working 12 hours a week. Not on minimum wage. So i guess yeah i agree, if I do spend wisely I should be okay with University. Plus I would be living at home too.
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    It's means-tested on your income only, and it's grants for fees and a small grant of upto £260 towards books or whatever you want to spend it on. Forms for next year aren't available yet, but should be by the end of August.
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    in first year i worked 8 hours in some days. (night club, restaurant....) and waste lot of time for that's jobs and earned some good money. but it not enough even cover my day experiences.
    when time pass i understood, i waste lot of money for invaluable things.
    money management is best things to do, there are many ways to cost cutting method.
    prepare ur daily budget an set ur life as it.
    believe me u can save lot of money doing that.
    time is gold
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    (Original post by londynclara)
    in first year i worked 8 hours in some days. (night club, restaurant....) and waste lot of time for that's jobs and earned some good money. but it not enough even cover my day experiences.
    when time pass i understood, i waste lot of money for invaluable things.
    money management is best things to do, there are many ways to cost cutting method.
    prepare ur daily budget an set ur life as it.
    believe me u can save lot of money doing that.
    time is gold
    There are many things wrong with this post, but i think your message is good (well what i understand your message to be) - Set budgets/know your limits and by living within your means you wont have the headache some students do of scrounging for money or using the next loan payment to get out of your overdraft.
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    To mess about for a few days a week?
 
 
 
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