Can I get Student finance a second time?

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Mumto2chunks Sat 29-Aug-20 20:39:45

I studied an undergrad course starting September 2015 but dropped out in second year (my finance account says the whole two years were paid for). I was 19 then, I’m now 24 and want to go back September 2021 to study a nursing degree. I have the entry requirements already however this time my circumstances are different (I’ve had two children since then and am now a single parent receiving universal credit). I’ve done some research but it’s not clear if I can actually be funded again. I abandoned my course in 2016 as I was in an abusive relationship and couldn’t carry on although my previous university/student finance don’t know this. I did a free course in domestic abuse and the lady running it seemed to think that I could be refunded if I tell them the reason I left. Is there a space on the application where you can give them your personal circumstance like that?
Can I be funded again? Do the nhs still pay for nhs courses? Would I get the funding based on my circumstances?

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1990shopefulftm Sat 29-Aug-20 20:41:02

Yes funding is available for nursing as a second degree.

Mumto2chunks Sat 29-Aug-20 20:49:12

@1990shopefulftm thanks. I assume this has to be taken out as a normal student loan and it’s not free funding?

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Gymntonic Sat 29-Aug-20 20:52:59
There's a bursary and childcare support though @Mumto2chunks

Gymntonic Sat 29-Aug-20 20:59:47
And fees paid with bursary if you're able to study in Wales. Fees and bursaries obviously devolved responsibility. Looks like there is partial finding though. Good luck

1990shopefulftm Sat 29-Aug-20 21:01:13

@Mumto2chunks you can get a 5k grant from the NHS and the rest you would borrow as student loans.

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