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Maybe things will change in a few years under the next government, maybe they won't. In the meantime, government funding for courses at Bucks and other universities does still exist, albeit in the form of loans rather than direct grants.
Here is how the new system works:
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The good news is that loans do exist, to cover all or most of student expenses. The great benefit of the loan system is this:
- interest rates are low
- students are not expected to repay any part of the loan until they leave the university and are earning at least £21,000 per year. If you can't afford to pay, you don't have to.
- you only pay on what you make over £21,000. Once you earn more than this sum, you start repaying the loan, but only up to 9% of your earnings over £21,000.
- best of all, after around 25 to 35 years, if you still have student loan debt, you can write the whole thing off.
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Plus, there are scholarships (also known as bursaries) available at Bucks, offering up to £6,000 per year. And there are other ways that Bucks helps our students out.
In addition, the Bucks Big Deal offers a wide range of benefits to our students. The idea behind the Big Deal is to make sure that there are no unexpected expenses facing students on our courses. No hidden fees, and no nasty surprises.
If you would like to know more about how to finance your time at University, the student finance page at Bucks gives more information.
For more on the experience of studying at Bucks New University, come and visit us at one of our Open Days, take a virtual tour of one of our animation studios, check out what our students think of our course, and see why we're ranked in the top 12 creative universities in the UK. Find out why we're giving free laptops to all our students, and why we give all our students free access to videos at Lynda.com. Also, see what financial assistance might be available to you. Learn which is better for animation, a PC or a Mac? Get hold of a copy of a map so you can find your way around campus, and learn about motion capture at Bucks.