Can you advice this potential student nurse?
“I’ve only recently started looking into studying nursing but was hoping to start next year. So I’ve only just found out that the bursary is probably being removed completely and that nursing students are going to have to pay tuition fees.
“But does this mean that I’ll actually have MORE money while I’m studying because I’ll be able to apply for more money via a loan than I would have got from a bursary?
“That’s how it looks but a lot of people seem to be saying that they couldn’t afford to do the course, so am I missing something?
“I know that nursing students are looking at having a debt more in-line with what other students finish their course with but while we’re actually studying, won’t we now have more than we would have had?
“Obviously I’d prefer the bursary and to not have a debt at the end but I wasn’t really aware of the finance options before so it’s not a huge shock for me. I just want to find out from other nursing students how much difference this is actually going to make DURING the course and whether it is no longer financially viable to study nursing?”
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