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    Hello I am looking to talk to people who've decided not to go to university because of money worries, any help is much appreciated!
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    What money worries do you have?

    I struggle to see what could stop a person from going when loans, grants and part-time jobs are available.
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    The group that's left worst off by the system is middle class students whose parents earn more than the threshold for grants, so they get minimum loan, and will also receive no help from their parents. That being said there are plenty of places that have accommodation for less than the loan, and then with the aid of money from part time jobs it's certainly do able.

    It's just a question of how little money people are willing to live on.
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    (Original post by squeal)
    What money worries do you have?

    I struggle to see what could stop a person from going when loans, grants and part-time jobs are available.
    I agree completely.
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    (Original post by NotGoingToUni)
    Hello I am looking to talk to people who've decided not to go to university because of money worries, any help is much appreciated!
    if you can afford to have a computer and pay for internet, with a loan (or in your case probably grant) your money worries would be minimal.
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    (Original post by MichaelG)
    if you can afford to have a computer and pay for internet, with a loan (or in your case probably grant) your money worries would be minimal.
    I'm not trying to cause a TSR-style argument here , but there seems to be a chunk of logic missing here.

    He could be pretty unlucky in the sense of the middle income family; a decently comfortable family but they think he should earn his own money and pay his own way and loans won't cover it?

    Also, I know plenty of people who massively struggle with money but have the internet and a computer...(although low income families do get a decent grant from the government when it comes to university...).
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    Well i dropped out after the first year because of money worries so i'm not sure if this applies to me.

    I got the minimum loan and no grant and had to use my savings to get me through. My parents did give me £50 every now and then, but i think it was only £150 i had off them and i wasn't happy taking that.

    I found it impossible to find a job despite applying everywhere i could, and i've been home since May and haven't found anything so i have no choice but to stay at home now.
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    (Original post by squeal)
    part-time jobs are available.
    Wait, when did this happen?!
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    You could always go to a local University and live at home to save money.
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    I expect to get into debt throughout uni. ok i do get the full loan/grant etc but i have a lil bit saved up and i'll try to get a part time job but in the end, i know i'm gunna struggle and come out with money troubles. I think it will teach me how to save and utilise money in the most effective way. After uni, you only start repaying your loans after you earn 15,000 and its 9% of your wage so its not too crazy, and think about after you have done a degree, you will brobs be earning a lot more money than if you didnt go.
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    (Original post by Alexandra1234567)
    I'm not trying to cause a TSR-style argument here , but there seems to be a chunk of logic missing here.

    He could be pretty unlucky in the sense of the middle income family; a decently comfortable family but they think he should earn his own money and pay his own way and loans won't cover it?

    Also, I know plenty of people who massively struggle with money but have the internet and a computer...(although low income families do get a decent grant from the government when it comes to university...).
    yup, thats what i'm assuming. My point is that when it comes to university, it is unwise to not go simply because of the money situation. Money can be sorted one way or another!
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    (Original post by MichaelG)
    yup, thats what i'm assuming. My point is that when it comes to university, it is unwise to not go simply because of the money situation. Money can be sorted one way or another!
    Yeah I in principle agree with you . Whatever my monetary situation I'd somehow force my way into university haha!
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    (Original post by NotGoingToUni)
    Hello I am looking to talk to people who've decided not to go to university because of money worries, any help is much appreciated!
    if you're british and it's your first bachelor's, alot of (if not all) colleges have accessibility schemes which'll pretty much ensure you can go without money being an issue.
 
 
 
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