Originally Posted by rosaline
oo ma bad i thought you were like me and dropped out of an earlier course and when you went back were denied funding and had to turn to SLC instead of SAAS having used it up already (had to do this is with an hnc to even GET to the uni stage so it's building up)
people keep telling me there is no interest on student loans in scotland because scotland despite it SAYING so. w.a.t
i thought art was my calling when i was young
Nah actually I think I recall talking about my brother's situation in a similar thread a while back, he's like you in that he used a couple of years of his free tuition on a HNC/HND (IT) and so had to pony up his first year's tuition out of pocket to do a whole completely unrelated degree (Biochemistry or sth). So that's maybe why you were thinking of me.
I'm not sure whether he even considered taking a loan from SLC to cover the tuition, I didn't even know that was possible, and tbh I pretty much coached him through everything involved with being a mature student so if I didn't tell him it then he prolly wasn't finding out himself. But yeah, he just paid his tuition direct as a lump sum at the start of the year and that was that. He saved like a ***** to make that work, which is a bit unfortunate when you consider he could have just added it to that-loan-that-will-never-be-repaid.