Can full time open university students still get a student loan?

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Hey
I am so confused by this!
Can full time open university students still get a student loan?
Thank you!
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Hey
I am so confused by this!
Can full time open university students still get a student loan?
Thank you!
Previously, the Open University provided all financial support. From 2012 onwards, student finance will be providing a non income-assessed tuition fee loan for all part-time and OU students, providing study intensity is at least 25%. There's no maintenance support available but this is the first time fee loans have been available for part-time students.
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Previously, the Open University provided all financial support. From 2012 onwards, student finance will be providing a non income-assessed tuition fee loan for all part-time and OU students, providing study intensity is at least 25%. There's no maintenance support available but this is the first time fee loans have been available for part-time students.
So thats a yes
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You can get a course grant up to £265 per year, depending on your income.
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Wait, that says part time though? Oh so confused!
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You can get a course grant up to £265 per year, depending on your income.
But this year you can now apply for a student loan if you wish to study at the open university. I am just confused as to wether this is only for part time students?
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It's for all new students starting this year.

Here is the link from OU.
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But this year you can now apply for a student loan if you wish to study at the open university. I am just confused as to wether this is only for part time students?
If you're starting this year, then what I said above is correct - you are only entitled to a non income-assessed tuition fee loan from SFE. If you are a continuing OU student then they deal with your financial support, which is a means-tested fee grant and course grant.
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Thank you everyone I spoke to someone from student finance today and they confirmed i can get a student loan to pay it all off
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Yes I see written everywhere that this is true.. but in my student finance application form does NOT accept Open University as a valid university.
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Yes I see written everywhere that this is true.. but in my student finance application form does NOT accept Open University as a valid university.
That's because you apply through the OU for finance and not SFE.
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No you apply through student finance but you need to do it using the part time form instead of the full time form even if you are planning to do it full time. At least thats what student finance told me.
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(Original post by glittersticks)
Previously, the Open University provided all financial support. From 2012 onwards, student finance will be providing a non income-assessed tuition fee loan for all part-time and OU students, providing study intensity is at least 25%. There's no maintenance support available but this is the first time fee loans have been available for part-time students.
I am facing same situation
I am intending to do full time pgce but I am told even if it's full time with 120 hrs of work placements I.e. technically I can't work during studies I won't be able to get maintainence grant and will be classed part time student.
Anyone knows if this is true and I won't be able to get any other help other than the fees loan?
How am I going to work if I work 8 hrs a day in the school for 5 day all year long
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Mine does .... unless you have done it incorrectly ...
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