The University of Law (ULaw) is to become one of the only leading professional law schools to allow students to pay fees for full time postgraduate courses by monthly direct debit.
Students enrolling onto the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) this September can spread the cost of their studies by paying in monthly instalments.
ULaw has made the move in response to feedback from students and following the successful introduction of a monthly instalment scheme for part-time postgraduate courses in 2012.
Enrolments onto ULaw’s part-time LPC increased by 12 per cent in 2012/13, even though part-time LPC enrolments nationally decreased by 4 per cent. ULaw’s management team believes that this success can be partially attributed to the flexibility offered by the new monthly instalment scheme
Also new for 2013/14 is a four-instalment payment scheme for full-time courses. Alternatively students can opt for the existing two-instalment scheme.
Sarah Hutchinson, Vice President (Business Development) at The University of Law said: “The introduction of monthly instalments for our part-time courses last year was extremely well received and our full time students told us that they would also welcome this option.
“We are always looking for new ways of making our training provision as flexible and convenient for our students as possible and we know that finance is a particularly challenging issue in the current climate. We hope that the new flexible payment schemes will bring our high quality legal training within easier reach of a far wider range of prospective law professionals.”
More information about the new instalment schemes is available at www.law.ac.uk/instalments
Lucy Wray, Public Relations Manager, The University of Law on 01483 216072 (firstname.lastname@example.org)