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The best of times the worst of times

AdvantagesAvailable funds when you need them, very low rates of interest

Disadvantagesthe most appalling customer service ever, pay on demand mentality

"The student loans company have created accessible education for the masses, or should I say the 40% or whatever Tony Blairs latest target for those going into higher education should be. My background is I am the first in my family to go to university and come from a background where I wasnt brought up to belive university is everyones right, but something that should be worked hard to achieve. Before I went to university in September 1998 ..." Read review

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Community Level 1nightvixen30


Time Wasters need not apply

AdvantagesLow interest rates

DisadvantagesCompounded interest

"...in a long line of the governments major cock-ups. Im sure I don't need to go into detail about the huge amount of money they waste every year. Everyone has their own particular 'bugbear' and yet you think we'd all be able to agree that higher education is not only a valued but vital element of our society. When personal improvement comes at such a high price though, you have to wonder whether or not you'd be better simply not bothering. Sadly ..." Read review

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Community Level 2sheff22


The Student Loans Company

AdvantagesCheep Loans available

DisadvantagesEndless paperwork, unable to get through on the phone, EVER!

"...tell you all about the Student Loans Company, I’ve had a rather unfortunate experience with them. And I thought I should warn students about this company as I know many will be applying in a month or so for loans of their own. The whole process is a long complicated matter, starting when you first want to take a loan, the company requires you to fill in a very long tedious form which asks everything from how much you have in your bank to ..." Read review

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Community Level 2studentpro


Student Loan Company

AdvantagesLow interest repayments

DisadvantagesGets you into debt before you get a degree

"...mature student and cringed at the forms, so i passed them for my spouse to sort. When we got the letter back we were told we would not be considered for a student loan or for fees to be paid as our income was more than satisfactory. Now i have a occupational ill health retirement pension and this was causing the problem. My wife went to research the fact and found out that they could not include this in there incomes and expenditures. I had practically ..." Read review

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