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Finances whilst studying with The OU

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someonescj Tue 28-Jun-16 22:43:23

I've just registered to do a BA with OU (Childhood and youth studies) and I've applied for finance as a part time student.

I'm a single mum and currently work 26 hours a week, I claim wtc, ctc and a small amount of housing benefit.

I'm going to remain in employment whilst I study as my job is relevant to the course. Will my finances remain the same whilst I'm studying or will I need to apply for any additional loans other than my tuition loan?

Apologies if none of this makes sense, the dog is lying across my lap covering most of my phone.

titchy Wed 29-Jun-16 07:52:29

As a part time student you are not entitled to a maintenance loan but the OU may have bursaries so check with them!

someonescj Wed 29-Jun-16 08:20:53

Thank you, I don't need any financial assistance (other than student finance) as I have my wages and tax credits just wanted to check nothing would change with these.

FTFOAFOSM Thu 14-Jul-16 07:49:07

I'm in the last year of my BA(Hons) and nothing has changed financially for us - about the only difference has been that I've been able to have a student card, which can be used for discounts off some things - not incredibly brilliant, but I could have used it more than I did. I don't think anything would change with your tax credits, and almost certain your wages wouldn't change.

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