Architecture masters - student loan refund/overpayment, any experience?

tosull Posts: 1 Newbie
edited 15 November 2023 at 10:58AM in Student MoneySaving

Not sure if anyone has any experience of this. Reading through the student loan refunds, I understand that repayment is due one year after your course is finished. As the architecture master's is considered a single course, does this mean that repayment is due one year after the masters rather than the undergrad? 

Further to the above, if I claim will I "push back" the start date of when the 30yrs expires, I worked full time during this period so likely to get ~£700 or so but not worth it if I loose 4yrs of time. 


  • silvercar
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    edited 14 November 2023 at 6:54PM
    I’ll ask the forum team to move this to the student board.

    my gut feel is that it starts repayment the April after the course finishes.
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  • I also think it’s the April after. I did an undergraduate Masters (although not in Architecture), and the loan system treated it as a four year undergraduate course, with repayment for the whole lot starting the next April. We were specifically told to make sure we didn’t graduate after three years so we’d stay eligible. The 30 years starts at the April you’re due to start repaying - I’m not sure tgat this date is brought earlier even if you choose not to take the loan while studying for the Masters, but either way I’d have thought this would only be pushed back by one year rather than four.
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