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student loan

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
I started a degree a couple of years ago, but only did one year of it - i've been working full time since.

I'm hoping to go to uni again in september. I didn't apply for or have a loan when I was at uni last time.

Does this mean I'm entitled to one now?

Going to ring up to check but have come across a few different views. Some people seem to think I won't be able to get a loan because I started a degree course. But some people have said that because I havent had a loan before, I should be ok to have one now.

Anyone know?

Thanks!

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The rules around people who have already done some kind of study are reasonably complicated.

    There are then two questions, are you entitled to a loan and are you entitled to support with your tuition fees.

    The easiest way to find out is to apply if by September you mean next month as the student finance applications for year 09/10 are online now. If you mean next September then it's a case of trawling through all the info on Student Finance England (SFE) and direct.gov.uk and talking to your LEA.

    As you've not completed a degree you should get some help, but whether you'll get it for the year you are essentially repeating I don't know.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The general rule is four years support minus any years study you've previously had. So if you start a three year degree course you will be fine (4 years support minus one year's degree equals three years support). If you start a four year degree course you might not get support in the first year.

    It is sometimes more complicated than this, but that's the general rule.

    If you're wanting to start in September 09 then you're leaving it very late. If it's September 2010 then have a look around, maybe call Student Finance England in September/October when they're quieter.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Helpful, but this is a UK BASED WEBSITE, moron.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ah ha ha, you do make me laugh Kermit.
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