#1
So I got in to Tech Music School (London) for a Diploma in Commercial Music Performance.

Originally planning on going in October. However, I found out there's no funding except bank loans which I want to avoid.

The course is £5450, rent is £2000 a month (between four people), so for ten months rent it's around £5000. The biggest loan I can get (if I even get accepted for it) is £10,000. I will only be able to save around £1500 on my hours and there is no other work going locally.

In short: I can't afford it.

Is there any sort of funding I can get for this course? It's a one year diploma and Student Finance don't offer financial help for it.
#2
Arrange the deaths of any wealthy relatives

Seriously though, the way unis are funded in the UK now is totally fucked, and I really have no suggestions other than moving to the Netherlands.
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#3
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#4
Work full or part time to help pay or save up for a year then do it next year.

The school may offer deferred payments or another payment plan.

Is that normal housing cost because that's an outrageous amount to pay per month.
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#5
...get a job.

I don't wanna hear the "there are no jobs" bullshit either.
#6
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...get a job.

I don't wanna hear the "there are no jobs" bullshit either.

I have a job but the pay and hours are crap, plus I pay out quite a lot for rent each month.
#7
defer for a year and save? im currently looking for €70,000 to do a PhD so I know how you feel
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#8
Are you talking about the Career Development Loan?
Look carefully into that, you might not get it all and be mindful about the ins/outs of how you pay it back... it's not a student loan.

But the simple answer is... get a job? Get one now, even a part time one, and by autumn you'll have a decent amount to get you through it.

Actually... scrap that. Why are you paying £10k to do music tech? Get an apprenticeship and work your way up with experience. I know that the field is really really crowded, and employers prefer experience than qualifications.
Try get a basic job at a rental company or something.
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#9
Erm, Government student loan? Are they not available for that school?
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Are you talking about the Career Development Loan?
Look carefully into that, you might not get it all and be mindful about the ins/outs of how you pay it back... it's not a student loan.

But the simple answer is... get a job? Get one now, even a part time one, and by autumn you'll have a decent amount to get you through it.

I am talking about that loan, yes.

And as I have said, I have a job but the hours and pay aren't that great. I have a lot going out each month and would not be able to save a decent or helpful amount of money. I live in a small town and do not drive so other jobs are very few and far between.
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Erm, Government student loan? Are they not available for that school?

Not for diploma's or foundation degree's there isn't.

Unfortunately TS, this is the problem you face when going to an institute for a diploma or degree, you get no, or very little funding from the government. If none of your family can help with the money situation, then your only option is to defer a year and save some money.
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I am talking about that loan, yes.

And as I have said, I have a job but the hours and pay aren't that great. I have a lot going out each month and would not be able to save a decent or helpful amount of money. I live in a small town and do not drive so other jobs are very few and far between.


Hmm, defer, try and find sponsors or relatives to support.
#15
are you planning on working during term time? have you thought about selling your stuff?
deferring is also a good idea
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I'm on all sorts of government help and even get my paycheck from working at the University from the government... It's quite nice
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Not for diploma's or foundation degree's there isn't.

Unfortunately TS, this is the problem you face when going to an institute for a diploma or degree, you get no, or very little funding from the government. If none of your family can help with the money situation, then your only option is to defer a year and save some money.

Huh...thought they would cover that too. Ah well, I learnt something today then.

All I could recommend is work until September spending really very little, then get a loan from a bank, or something like that.
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Get a better job or multiple jobs, ask for parents to pitch in, work hard to get scholarships.

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#20
Fucking move? If you're paying that much for rent, look for someone to go in with or something. Even working the shittiest jobs, you should be able to save some money each month. Work out a payment plan with the school if at all possible.
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Quote by WholeLottaIzzy
So I got in to Tech Music School (London) for a Diploma in Commercial Music Performance.

Originally planning on going in October. However, I found out there's no funding except bank loans which I want to avoid.

The course is £5450, rent is £2000 a month (between four people), so for ten months rent it's around £5000. The biggest loan I can get (if I even get accepted for it) is £10,000. I will only be able to save around £1500 on my hours and there is no other work going locally.

In short: I can't afford it.

Is there any sort of funding I can get for this course? It's a one year diploma and Student Finance don't offer financial help for it.


That sucks!
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#23
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Fucking move? If you're paying that much for rent, look for someone to go in with or something. Even working the shittiest jobs, you should be able to save some money each month. Work out a payment plan with the school if at all possible.

Did you read his post? He already lives with 3 other people.

Not living in London I don't know exact rates, but I do know living costs are very expensive.


TS: all i can recommend is defer for a year and work through it.