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BPP, Investec launch student loan

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  • 9.9% is extortion - not sure how this is going to help with diversity or fair access - this is just another attempt at luring hapless students onto expensive courses without any hope of them every securing a training contract/pupillage.

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  • @ lawyer not2B

    students beware, BPP is owned by the same group as the university of phoenix in the US, where students are sold essentially unusual degrees which end up costing anywhere from 2 to 4 times the cost of a normal education degree. BPP is certainly not in the business of educating much less in making sure that students come out before off, but at least heavily indebted...

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  • Looks like the College of Law trolls are out in force. BPP Law School is widely recognised as being a decent law school.

    No one is forcing students to take out this loan, it's simply another option.

    Not everyone has parents who can put up the cost of an LPC or BPTC without thinking twice.

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  • Words fail me with BPP. They'll probably dish out these loans to LPC applicants with 2.2 degrees and no chance of getting a TC.

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  • BPP is now a loan shark?

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  • Why would anyone be stupid enough to take this loan out at a rate of 9.5%?

    Most banks offer reduced rates for graduate loans, up to £25k, for example HSBC, as pointed out offer 7.5%!

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  • Seriously BPP? You have got to be kidding. How about reducing your extortionate fees or offering an interest free loan on the same terms as career development loans. Or... Alternatively, you can just watch other lpc provides reduce their fees (some charge half what you do) and as with the College of Law say bye bye to further staff. If anyone is daft enough to take on this 'loan' you haven't got the commen sense required for law. It's also worth mentioning that you can't become a lawyer of you go bankrupt.

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  • Couldn't they just reduce their fees? Near enough 10% looks like profiteering given where the base rates are.

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  • "BPP Law School has thrown a vital lifeline to aspiring lawyers struggling to find funding to pay for their postgraduate studies."

    Nice to see you just quoting the press release verbatim.

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  • There may be many other things wrong with this loan but I think the nail in the coffin has got to be that you are doomed to work alongside the LPC as they only provide a typical £2,000 for maintenance for the whole year (that doesn't even cover rent!), and with this you can't even spread your focus over a two year period! Are they setting us up to fail?

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