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

www.gov.uk/government/news/nursing-students-to-receive-5-000-payment-a-year
There's a bursary and childcare support though @Mumto2chunks

Gymntonic Sat 29-Aug-20 20:59:47

www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/undergraduate-students/new-students/what-financial-support-is-available/nhs-bursary.aspx
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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