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The Six Stages That Follow Getting Your Student Loan

From agony to ecstasy and back again.

Is there anything more tormenting than the days leading up to that sweet, sweet student loan landing in your bank account?

Here’s the all too familiar stages we’ve been through in the build up to and aftermath of loan day…


1. Waiting

Any minute now, I’m going to buy everything…


2. Everyone else gets theirs

BUT WHERE IS MINE?! Did I fill out Student Finance properly? Will I be poor forever?


3. It finally drops

Here we go…


4. You’re a baller for a week

Outfits, drinks, takeaways… Is this how the other half live?


5. You realise you haven’t bought anything you actually need for your course

It’s fine, everything’s fine, there’s some left…


6. There’s none left

Only 4 months until the next one…

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