Help I have been refused student finance for the first year!

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I have been refused because I have completed a HNC in Business in 2004 which I paid for by myself. I am a mature student wanting to complete a 3 year full time degree from Sept 2014 and they have said that they will only provide funding for year 2 and 3. I have looked at various websites to check to see if this correct and it says 'If you’ve previously studied a higher-education course you’re generally not able to get support for a new course of an equivalent or lower qualification' but this is for a higher qualification so I do not understand. Please advise, thanks for your help. Heidi
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Please someone with more knowledge correct me. I think it goes something like this. If you're doing a higher degree, they'll fund you for 4 years - any number of years you've done a degree for.

My situation is very similar. I did a degree in Australia so no student loan and they'll give me a tuition fee loan for 4 - 3 = 1 year. The result - I can't afford to re-train and with £9000 tuition fees, I can't see that many second degreers ever could. You can get a career development loan for up to £10000 (not sure if that's per year or overall), but there's no earnings link so you have to pay it back as soon as you've done your degree.

I doubt I'll get anywhere, but I'll look for any route of appear and write to my Mr. MP. Meanwhile, it looks like I'll have to save up and apply again in another 5+ years time. I met someone on this forum who was looking at having to save $340000.

Good luck and be string. If you get anywhere, please let me know.
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PS http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum.../dg_201332.pdf
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(Original post by cheesepie)
Please someone with more knowledge correct me. I think it goes something like this. If you're doing a higher degree, they'll fund you for 4 years - any number of years you've done a degree for.

My situation is very similar. I did a degree in Australia so no student loan and they'll give me a tuition fee loan for 4 - 3 = 1 year. The result - I can't afford to re-train and with £9000 tuition fees, I can't see that many second degreers ever could. You can get a career development loan for up to £10000 (not sure if that's per year or overall), but there's no earnings link so you have to pay it back as soon as you've done your degree.

I doubt I'll get anywhere, but I'll look for any route of appear and write to my Mr. MP. Meanwhile, it looks like I'll have to save up and apply again in another 5+ years time. I met someone on this forum who was looking at having to save $340000.

Good luck and be string. If you get anywhere, please let me know.
Thanks for replying. This is not for my second degree through, it's my first! They have said because my HNC took 2 years to do and you are able to get funding for up to 4 years I can only get 2 years, basically year 2 and 3. The thing that is confusing me the most is I have never had student finance ever and paid for the HNC myself so it doesn't make sense.
Funnily enough I did look into a career dev loan and although they told me it could not be used for a first degree, I have since had it confirmed that I can use it for a first degree but the 2 repayments would be deferred for only 2 years and would basically kick in the 3rd year....mega helpful!
It doesn't seem fair that I have not got the opportunity to get a for 3 years student finance
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Thanks, I will use this as evidence....it says exactly what I thought...they have got it wrong but after speaking to 2 people already at the student finance department I feel as though this may be a battle I lose
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Moved to Student Finance Support.

The funding rule is length of course +1 - previous years study.

The first year of a degree is the same as a HNC, hence why they won't fund your first year. It doesn't matter who funded the qualificaion - all they care about it whether you have a qualification at the same level.
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Typing student finance england appeals into google came up with this as the first result.

http://www.sfengland.slc.co.uk/media...let_1314_d.pdf

So, maybe there is a way...
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Could you apply for second year entry to a degree if your HNC is equivalent to the 1st year of a degree? Then you could go straight to 2nd year and both years would be paid for.
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I hope you are right because they said I could start straight in at year 2, wont this be a bit awkward though? do I need to send modules and units???? a bit confused because they cant just 'let you on year 2 ' without sending stuff can they?
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Can i start this year though into year 2 ? Or do i have to wait a year???
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Sorry to steal this thread but I´m quite worried that my application will have the same outcome..which is really hope it wont..I am an EU student and like you I´ve studied previously but I completed a HND in one year and it was self funded. So according to the rule (degree lenght which is 3 years, + 1 - 1) should apply to me in this case, and in theory allow for 3 years funding?
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(Original post by Heidimoore)
Thanks for replying. This is not for my second degree through, it's my first! They have said because my HNC took 2 years to do and you are able to get funding for up to 4 years I can only get 2 years, basically year 2 and 3. The thing that is confusing me the most is I have never had student finance ever and paid for the HNC myself so it doesn't make sense.
Funnily enough I did look into a career dev loan and although they told me it could not be used for a first degree, I have since had it confirmed that I can use it for a first degree but the 2 repayments would be deferred for only 2 years and would basically kick in the 3rd year....mega helpful!
It doesn't seem fair that I have not got the opportunity to get a for 3 years student finance
If you self funded you should be eligible.
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(Original post by Carlo871)
If you self funded you should be eligible.
They've probably got their degree now.
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(Original post by Carlo871)
If you self funded you should be eligible.
As far as i know, it doesn't matter if you self funded, it still counts.
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