Mature study and retraining
funding when you have previous study
catsonahottinroof · 14/07/2022 17:54
I started a degree when I was 18 and dropped out just after starting year 2. I've wanted to restart a degree ever since, but cannot get tuition fee loans for the first year. Does anyone know if there is any way around this? It doesn't matter too much about a maintenance loan, just as long as tuition fees are covered, so I could do distance learning.
I've looked into it before and think paying for one year of distance learning, then seeing if I can transfer to a brick university may be the only option, but just thought I would check here first.
spotcheck · 14/07/2022 17:56
What sort of degree do you want to take? There are exceptions for some degrees
catsonahottinroof · 14/07/2022 17:59
It would probably be something science related, but not nursing or anything like that. I've seen before about exemptions for stem subjects but I thought that was if you already had a degree?
spotcheck · 15/07/2022 22:14
This may be helpful?
Really though, if you call student finance, they will also give you guidance
Buddrinker84 · 21/07/2022 14:43
I thought this could have happened to me, but the courses weren't applicable, so managed to get funding. When I realised this could be a problem, one idea was to apply for the maintenance and use that to pay the tuition fees for the first year. It might mean needing to borrow the money first though or use any savings. It's the only option I could think of.
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