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skott4991
08-12-2007, 19:58
Ive heard a rumor that university grants are coming back, has anyone else heard this or was i lied to?

Thanks.

Some guy (UK)
08-12-2007, 20:56
Which one? There are several helpings from various bodies people can apply for (from my limited knowledge).
Also which country?

skott4991
08-12-2007, 20:59
The U.K

wuldnt know about types and stuff as im 16 and havnt looked into it, all i heard was that "university grants are coming back" (exact words.)

floyd pinkerton
08-12-2007, 21:01
I'm also interested about this. There was an ad on TV for it

Some guy (UK)
08-12-2007, 21:19
The U.K

wuldnt know about types and stuff as im 16 and havnt looked into it, all i heard was that "university grants are coming back" (exact words.)

Ah good, I'm in the same situation- 16, just began Sixth Form and all that. If you are in year 12, then check if your college is having a Higher Education finance evening or something like that (which I have been to twice now for the exact same speech).

Useful links:
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/UniversityAndHigherEducation/StudentFinance/index.htm
http://www.slc.co.uk/

I think the main routes are:

Student loans (learning fees)
Maintainence grants (for living on- this is mean tested to a degree I think)
Bursaries (from the University on certain courses, for being very brainy or some other unusual circumstance).
Working in partnership for a company (work part time with them, part time at university- they pay student fees, and give you a job at the end).

Now I've forgotten the rest. Feel free to discredit all that who actually know what they are on about :p

Jo Bennett
09-12-2007, 06:21
Pretty well all universities give additional grants to those entitled to the full maintenance grants. At some universities (Oxford, for example) these are as high as 3000 a year extra.

Jedi152
09-12-2007, 14:14
Yes, and i plan to petition the government about it.

They stopping grants in favour of loans the year i started, and re-introduced them a few years after i finished - so anyone who finished uni in the past 5 years has got a debt anywhere up to 12,000 that older and younger students won't have to pay.

Jo Bennett
09-12-2007, 14:43
But they'll have to take out a loan for the top-up fees, so they're not any better off. And I wish my debt was only 12k, try doubling that.

jme
09-12-2007, 15:02
This is what I get:
Fees (Have to pay back)
Student loan (Have to pay back)
Maintainence grant (Dont pay back)
Bursary (Dont pay back, everyone at my uni get 1000 from the uni)
Overall over 3 years Ill have to pay back around 15000, but will get around 11000 which I dont.

TheBigBadWolf
09-12-2007, 16:08
Ahh the beauty of living in scotland, the education is all free.

Aenarion
09-12-2007, 16:12
I wonder if they do bring this back, they'll wipe my student debt?

raged_norm
09-12-2007, 21:39
Yeah, grants are coming back (unfortunately). Having sat in on a few talks as a postgraduate tour guide for my department at Uni (Chemistry at Sheffield if anyone cares). You can get up to 4000 loan, 3000 fees 'loan (i.e. they're added to your overall student loan) a 1500 tuition fee loan, soemthing like up to 2800 grant and our university offers busaries for A grades at A-level (260-2865 depending on how many you get). Both of the last two fit vary with your parents income if your coming straight from college/gap year.

marv335
09-12-2007, 21:46
I wonder if they do bring this back, they'll wipe my student debt?

Not a hope in hell.
:D