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Student Loans - Free £14K!

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This is brilliant. If you can't ever see yourself earning more than £17.3k help yourself to £14k that you will never need to pay back. Have a holiday, buy a car, have a boob job as this lady did, or buy gold...

'My boob job has done more for my career than any degree could': Katie Price fan went to uni for just TWO WEEKS so she could bag £14,000 student loan to pay for surgery
  • Catherine Byrne applied to study psychology without any plan on attending
  • Only wanted to be registered student to apply for loans for breast operation
  • Forced to attend first two weeks of classes before leaving to pursue dream
  • Ditched lectures after pocketing £7,000 - which she was given next year too

She duped the University of East London into believing she wanted to study psychology, but only wanted to be accepted on to the course so she could apply for a student loan.

The day her letter of acceptance came through the post she immediately applied for a £7,000 loan - funds which dropped into her bank account no questions asked just weeks later.

Of the money, £4,000 was intended for maintenance and £3,000 was for tuition, which was paid directly to the university.

The Katie Price then attended a fortnight of lectures before giving up on her classes and chasing her glamour modelling dreams.

With the money left over, the lad's mag hopeful bought Botox and fillers to further enhance the 'frozen' faced look she'd been longing after for years.

A year later, when the university informed her lack of attendance had meant she'd failed first year, the brunette applied for a second £7,000 loan to 'resit' the classes - money she blew on more beauty treatments.

Ms Byrne applied for her loan before changes to the student finance system and increased tuition fees were introduced in 2012. The terms of her loans mean they will be written off after 25 years if she remains under the pay threshold.

With that in mind, the mother-of-one is choosing to work just a select number of modelling jobs each month - meaning her wage hovers below the payback limit.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3299742/Katie-Price-fan-went-uni-student-loans-fund-boob-job.html

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I can only assume that's DM clickbait, she's probably paid them to run the article or knows someone in the firm.

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Perfect article to get those mouse clicks, and keyboard warriors up and commenting on a Monday moaning:

BOOBS

Someone getting something free, and you're NOT: OUTRAGE!

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There's a very good argument that every young person should be given the opportunity to take out loans equivalent to those for students. Many will waste it, others will use it to establish their first businesses, use as deposits. It would convey the message that 'education' such as it is for many, isn't the only game in town.

Perhaps such loans should only be available from the age of 25.....for students too.

I was going to post similar.

Annual loans available for under 25s for three years for whatever purpose you want; no benefits receivable each year a loan is taken.

Those £9k annual tuition fees will then look like real money and their value questioned.

There are of course degrees worth spending this sort of money upon, but lots aren't.

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There's a very good argument that every young person should be given the opportunity to take out loans equivalent to those for students. Many will waste it, others will use it to establish their first businesses, use as deposits. It would convey the message that 'education' such as it is for many, isn't the only game in town.

Perhaps such loans should only be available from the age of 25.....for students too.

No need for loans when you have 10k when you reach 18-21 - the radical liberal idea of universal inheritance.

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This is brilliant. If you can't ever see yourself earning more than £17.3k help yourself to £14k that you will never need to pay back. Have a holiday, buy a car, have a boob job as this lady did, or buy gold...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3299742/Katie-Price-fan-went-uni-student-loans-fund-boob-job.html

decolletage de college.

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Her claims are ********. Tuition fees are paid to the University not to the student and it isn't a lump sum either.

Per one of the comments:

Glynn, Kent, United Kingdom, 4 hours ago

You get around £7000 every term, its a combination of maintenance, grant and loan, if you fail the year you can resit the year so can reapply for another loan to do so.. You obviously know nothing about student loans (or the current system) Haven, i do as i graduated this year.

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There's a very good argument that every young person should be given the opportunity to take out loans equivalent to those for students. Many will waste it, others will use it to establish their first businesses, use as deposits. It would convey the message that 'education' such as it is for many, isn't the only game in town.

I've said this before, but MPs should be given student loans instead of salaries. They're bosting their future earings potential by a lot more than attending university. No need to pay them for the privilige.

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