Dis your kid's school pay for their UCAS application, or did you have to pay for it?

(28 Posts)
ArcheryAnnie Thu 05-Dec-19 19:26:23

Just that, really. I didn't know you had to pay for it.

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Snozzlemaid Thu 05-Dec-19 19:27:33

I paid for dd's.

Chickenitalia Thu 05-Dec-19 19:27:58

Parent pays here. I don’t know of any school that would pay. It’s not compulsory to apply to uni after all.

lifeisgoodagain Thu 05-Dec-19 19:30:37

Parents, directly for state school, on extras bill for private

noblegiraffe Thu 05-Dec-19 19:31:38

God, schools can’t afford that! Plus not all kids apply.

MarchingFrogs Thu 05-Dec-19 19:32:14

UCAS doesn't make a secret of it on its website...

I'm sure there must be schools somewhere that pay for it, but essentially, it is the applicant's responsibility.

From our two so far who have gone through the process, at one school, DS1 paid (well, I paid) direct and at another, we paid the school through ParentPay and then the school actually made the payment to UCAS.

MillicentMartha Thu 05-Dec-19 19:45:07

I paid, state school.


drivingtofrance Thu 05-Dec-19 19:46:39

Is this a new thing?

I don't recall paying for DS'?

MillicentMartha Thu 05-Dec-19 19:47:27

No, not new.

Groovee Thu 05-Dec-19 19:49:07

We paid!

Aragog Thu 05-Dec-19 19:52:19

We paid for it. Did it a few weeks back for dd. She filled the form in at home online and then paid to submit. It then goes to school for checking and their bits to be added.

avocadochocolate Thu 05-Dec-19 19:53:40

I paid. DC applied a few weeks ago.

AnnoyingSatsumaInMyStocking Thu 05-Dec-19 19:55:29

We paid. DS completed and submitted the form with the payment I think.

lljkk Thu 05-Dec-19 19:56:20

I don't remember paying for DD but she must have cadged the money off of me. I'm from another country & seem to recall paying something like $60 for each university application, 30 yrs ago. The UCAS system is a bargain.

HugoSpritz Thu 05-Dec-19 19:59:14

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MummytoCSJH Thu 05-Dec-19 20:01:13

I paid (for my own but applied through sixth form, I'm 21). Never heard of a school paying.

mimbleandlittlemy Thu 05-Dec-19 20:16:53

Everyone I know has paid for their children’s UCAS, both state and private. It’s only £20.

LIZS Thu 05-Dec-19 20:21:05

Normal to pay.

autumndreaming Thu 05-Dec-19 21:13:35

Why on earth would the school pay!

MarchingFrogs Fri 06-Dec-19 09:15:23

Why on earth would the school pay!

No idea without rummaging on their websites, but I suppose one might imagine that some of the, 'Look what wonderful things our disadvantaged sixth formers achieve' schools (sorry, not really meaning that to come over in a disparaging way) might?

fedup21 Fri 06-Dec-19 09:19:10

150 kids in my DS’s year x £25 each. If the school paid for that it would be over £3000! It would pay for a TA for a term!

Abetes Fri 06-Dec-19 09:40:21

I paid, dd at independent school.

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Fri 06-Dec-19 09:44:26

I paid,state school.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Fri 06-Dec-19 09:48:37

My school paid, but I had to go in front of the committee and ask for them to fund it, provide evidence that I couldn't afford to and my parents wouldn't, and it was printed in the newsletter and the local paper.

'Look what wonderful things our disadvantaged sixth formers achieve'

Definitely that type of angle.

Comefromaway Fri 06-Dec-19 10:45:41

Back in the day we had to pay twice, once for UCCA and once for PCAS.

Not looking forward to whebn ds applies as we will have UCAS & CUKAS fees to pay plus approx £50 audition fee per conservatoire.

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