We'd like to remind Forumites to please avoid political debate on the Forum. This is to keep it a safe and useful space for MoneySaving discussions. Threads that are - or become - political in nature may be removed in line with the Forum’s rules. Thank you for your understanding.

How big is student loan now?

Hi, with a daughter at uni and having inherited some money, I am thinking about paying off her loan so she doesn't ever have to make repayments out of her salary. How can I or she find out the current size of her loan?


  • mariasnake
    Thanks - have tried but page "currently unavailable". Will try again later
  • Cash-Cows
    Cash-Cows Posts: 413 Forumite
    First Anniversary First Post
    Check the student finance pages on this site as paying off the loan might be a waste of money.
  • tacpot12
    tacpot12 Posts: 8,170 Forumite
    First Anniversary Name Dropper First Post
    I would agree that it might be unwise to pay the loan off now. Your daughter may never have to pay off her student loan. I would advise you invest the money. Depending on what happens you can either give your daughter a capital sum or pay her an amount per month to cover the loss of income when she starts paying the loan.

    My instinct is that the above approach will work out much better for you both.
    The comments I post are my personal opinion. While I try to check everything is correct before posting, I can and do make mistakes, so always try to check official information sources before relying on my posts.
  • Dobbibill
    Dobbibill Posts: 4,136 Ambassador
    First Anniversary Mortgage-free Glee! Name Dropper First Post
    Hi Mariasnake - welcome to the forum.

    As she is still in Uni, would it be wiser to invest the money for her while she finishes her studies.

    She will only have loan repayments deducted if she meets the threshold. When this happens you may want to reconsider if she is a higher earner. She may never earn enough to pay off the loan otherwise so as a low earner it wouldn't be the best use of the inheritance IMHO. Perhaps gifting her a lump sum when she is ready to take out a mortgage would be a better use.

    While she is still studying there are alot of ifs, buts and maybes - waiting until she is in FT employment the better option.
    I’m a Forum Ambassador and I support the Forum Team on the Budgeting & Bank Accounts, Credit Cards, Credit File & Ratings and Energy boards. If you need any help on these boards, do let me know. Please note that Ambassadors are not moderators. Any posts you spot in breach of the Forum Rules should be reported via the report button, or by emailing forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. All views are my own and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.

    If you can't be the best -
    Just be better than you were yesterday.
This discussion has been closed.
Meet your Ambassadors


  • All Categories
  • 344.3K Banking & Borrowing
  • 250.5K Reduce Debt & Boost Income
  • 450.2K Spending & Discounts
  • 236.5K Work, Benefits & Business
  • 610K Mortgages, Homes & Bills
  • 173.6K Life & Family
  • 249.1K Travel & Transport
  • 1.5M Hobbies & Leisure
  • 15.9K Discuss & Feedback
  • 15.1K Coronavirus Support Boards