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Student loans and bursaries

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by peanut333, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. peanut333

    peanut333 New commenter

    Hi just wondering if any one can help....

    Im going to be doing an mfl pgce so that makes me eligible for the bursary.... I think.
    I was under the impression we could also apply for student finance, which I did and received confirmation that my application had been approved a few days ago.
    I was just thinking myself it all seems a bit too good to be true so had a look on the get into teaching website and it said this
    "Tuition fee and maintenance loans – postgraduate and undergraduate trainees are entitled to the same student finance. If you’re looking to train on a non-salaried programme, and you’re not eligible to receive a bursary or scholarship, you can still apply for a student loan to cover your training programme fees and living costs. Find out more from Student Finance England."

    Should I have not applied? Has applying made me ineligible for the bursary?

    Please can anyone advise?

    Many thanks
    blancaglezpardo likes this.
  2. blueskydreaming

    blueskydreaming Lead commenter

    I don't understand your question - what in the above quote makes you think you are not eligible for the bursary? It says that people who cannot have bursaries can still have tuition fee and maintenance loans if they're on a non-salaried course.

    According to this you get the £26k bursary if you're training in French, German or Spanish: https://getintoteaching.education.g...rsaries-and-scholarships-for-teacher-training
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  3. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    You entitled to take the loan out and have the bursary. You will have to pay the loan back, but not the bursary, so it depends if you want/need to borrow that extra money.
    blancaglezpardo likes this.
  4. blancaglezpardo

    blancaglezpardo New commenter

    Hi Peanut,

    I will also be doing an MFL (Spanish) pgce from next September and even if I come from an EU country my scitt provider has told me I am elegible for the bursary. I was also thinking to apply for the student finance regarding fees.

    Please, could you give me some advice...? Do you know how long does it take to receive confirmation from the Student Finance since you apply?

    Thank you very much

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