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    • kdevans
    • By kdevans 6th Oct 17, 4:42 PM
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    Good news (for a change)
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    • 6th Oct 17, 4:42 PM
    Good news (for a change) 6th Oct 17 at 4:42 PM
    Hi
    Thought Id share my good news with everyone.

    I don't know if this has happened to anyone else yet, but I received a letter this week saying as I've hit the magical age of 50 and its been 25 years since I left university - my student loans have been written off.
    I had one of the very first student loans available and never earned enough money to repay a single penny.
    Now that's how student loans are supposed to work I think.
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    • Ed-1
    • By Ed-1 6th Oct 17, 4:58 PM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 4:58 PM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 4:58 PM
    Hi
    Thought Id share my good news with everyone.

    I don't know if this has happened to anyone else yet, but I received a letter this week saying as I've hit the magical age of 50 and its been 25 years since I left university - my student loans have been written off.
    I had one of the very first student loans available and never earned enough money to repay a single penny.
    Now that's how student loans are supposed to work I think.
    Originally posted by kdevans
    Who was your loan owner (e.g. Honours Student Loans etc.)?
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 6th Oct 17, 6:34 PM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 6:34 PM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 6:34 PM
    “ Hi
    Thought Id share my good news with everyone.

    I don't know if this has happened to anyone else yet, but I received a letter this week saying as I've hit the magical age of 50 and its been 25 years since I left university - my student loans have been written off.
    I had one of the very first student loans available and never earned enough money to repay a single penny.
    Now that's how student loans are supposed to work I think.

    Originally posted by kdevans

    If you've always been content to take low paid jobs, what on earth was the point in going to University?
    • IAmWales
    • By IAmWales 6th Oct 17, 6:36 PM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 6:36 PM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 6:36 PM
    I had one of the very first student loans available and never earned enough money to repay a single penny.
    Now that's how student loans are supposed to work I think.
    Originally posted by kdevans
    That's pretty miserable news!
    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 7th Oct 17, 10:37 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 10:37 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 10:37 AM
    If you've always been content to take low paid jobs, what on earth was the point in going to University?
    Originally posted by Silvertabby
    A university degree gives one the intellectual interests and strength of character that enable one to be happy without the money that it disqualifes one from earning.
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 7th Oct 17, 11:59 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 11:59 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 11:59 AM
    “ If you've always been content to take low paid jobs, what on earth was the point in going to University?
    Originally posted by Silvertabby
    A university degree gives one the intellectual interests and strength of character that enable one to be happy without the money that it disqualifes one from earning. Posted by Voyager2002
    Fine - but not when you expect the poor old taxpayer to pay for your self indulgence!
    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 8th Oct 17, 12:45 AM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 12:45 AM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 12:45 AM
    Fine - but not when you expect the poor old taxpayer to pay for your self indulgence!
    Originally posted by Silvertabby
    Not quite self indulgence: educated people are generally far better parents, and better citizens. In particular, graduates vote very differently from non-graduates and so the entire country benefits from a better choice of leadership.
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