I have been told SAAS will provide a loan/bursary for me doing a degree. This even though I got funding for a HNC in 2007 I pulled out of.
Is it correct SAAS will fund my full degree?
SFE will fund you for the length of your course, plus a year and minus any previous years of study. So if you were only funded for one year of a course, they will be able to now fund your full degree!
It seems the answer might be that yes, you will get funding. SAAS has slightly different rules to funding and previous study, but from what I can see on their website, if it was only one year of previous study you should be fully funded. Although, as it was previously a HNC you attended, that might make things complicated.
I really don't know much about SAAS so it's best to check with them.
I have already done all or part of a higher education course. Can I still apply for support?
We will not normally pay tuition fees, the Bursary or the Additional Loan if you have previously been on a full-time higher education course at HNC, HND, degree or equivalent level, and had help from public funds to do so. However you can still apply for the student loan and any supplementary grants that may apply to you.
We appreciate that it is difficult to know if you have made the right choice of course. On one occasion only we allow what we call a 'false start'. If you do no more than one year of an HND, degree or equivalent level course and do not progress into the second year, we will ignore the support we gave you for this year and give you the full support package again to start another HND, degree or equivalent level course. A false start is not available for an HNC or similar level course.
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