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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Student Money Saving
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meat_n2_regmeat_n2_reg Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Student Money Saving
Hello
My daughter has just completed a 2 year health and social care Foundation degree as a pre requisite to get on a 3 year paramedic degree
Student finance are saying that will not pay tuition for first year of paramedic course
Obviously came as a big shock as paramedic course starts in September

I will have to take a loan out on as there is no way it's going to stop my daughter becoming a paramedic

Any advice welcome

Thanks

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  • agrinnallagrinnall
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    I don't see why it should come as a big shock unless you failed to do adequate research first, it is absolutely standard for student finance to only cover (length of degree course + 1 year) which in this case is (3 + 1), so they are financing 4 years but she wants to study for 5. It's also standard that the first year of the degree is the one that's not funded.



    She should look into bursaries and any other help that the university she chooses may offer to try to to get something towards the first year costs, but you're probably right that you'll need to cover the shortfall unless she wants to take a year or two out and save enough herself.
  • meat_n2_regmeat_n2_reg Forumite
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    After speaking to University , if degree was for example nursing funding would have been available for both courses so 5 years in total
    Paramedic degree is excluded ....
    Even University said it was unfair
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