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    I am not 100% sure if this is the right section as my computer is displaying the page very badly but, i could do with some advise i also wanted to see if anyone else had this experience. In 2005 i started a Mental Health Nursing degree, after 1.5yrs i had to leave for medical reasons. the student finance people count this as a 2 yrs study. In 2012 i applied and got into a 4yr course. I applied for student finance and they said only entitled to 2yrs of funding but to appeal, which i did. I sent in medical evidence etc and they wrote back saying my appeal was successful. so i started. i applied for next years funding and now they are saying no my appeal was only sucessful for years 1, 3 and 4 of my study. They wont say why. I called when i got the letter to check it covered all 4 years they said it did. So anyway now i have this issue:I have n o funding for next years study at the moment. Our student finance team said they believe student finance are wrong because they think you get 4yrs allowance for the course+1 extra year in case of retakes - previous study + any special considerations, this would give me 4yrs. Although they said they may be wrong and that even if they weren't student fiance don't have to listen. I have also spoken to our head tutor who said if our contact with student finance doesnt get us anywhere he might be able to reduce the fees a little bit and arrange flexible repayments. but if i dont get the tuition fee loan i wont get a maintanence grant which means either way i cannot continue because i couldn't afford my bills, my partner earns 20k a year and already half his earnings go on rent, but he earns just too much to get working tax credits.... any suggestions? I have a job but theres no way i can earn 6k and extra for living before september.Has anyone else had this or got any suggestions??
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    Im in a similar situation. Mine was a Nursing Diploma, and i left after 14 months (or as student finance see it, 2 years into my study) I now want to study at degree level but i have spent half an hour this morning talking to different people about how much funding and because its a diploma i may be entitled to all of it, but nobody is giving me the bare minimum! if your saying you had a guaranteed 2 years, that puts a lot off my mind. With Tuition being at 9k is there any chance you can super scrimp,downsize, or anything like that? Also arent you still entitled to maintenance?
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    Heya thanks for the replies, no if theres no tuition fee you dont get maintanence, but they did say i should get 4 years funig because of the medical stuff, and because the appeal was sucessful, how can they say its successful but we wont do anything else?

    just angry :/ i cant super skrim, uni is a 2hrs drive each way. i therefore have to pay my car finance and rent and petrol. also because i drive 500 miles a week and because this year 4 people have hit my car and i hit a deer my insurance is £1048 per year..... doomed
 
 
 
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