Student finance for single parent doing a second degree in nursing Watch

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I am looking at returning to university in September 2015 to do a child nursing course but would like to check my options for funding before applying as if there is no funding I will be unable to do the course. My situation is; I went to uni 2008-2011 and studied Television production. Had my little boy, and in 2012 returned to uni to do a PCET (post 16 ed training) quickly realised it's not for me, and also failed the course due to personal family circumstances. I am now ready to do what I always should have done in the first place and study nursing. In order to prepare for doing another degree I am going back to college to study human biology for which I have already been told I am able to apply for the 24+ learner loan and I will be able to get some help with childcare from the college as well as continuing work on weekends. What worries me is funding for the actual degree course as I have already had funding for 4 years and there is a lot of conflicting information available online. I have seen a couple of posts by other people saying that they received a reduced maintenance loan for their second degree as it was nursing which is exempt from the no funding rule? Can anyone confirm this or give any information otherwise? I was also wondering about the grants available (childcare and I think it's the lone parent grant?) are these still available to those studying a second degree? I am worried as I won't be able to work during the degree due to shift patterns while on placement? And so I will lose my working tax credits otherwise I wouldn't need to apply for a student loan alongside the funding available from the NHS bursary etc :/

Mark Lee - SFE Official Adviser
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Hi there,

To ensure you receive the correct guidance regarding the further student finance available to you, we recommend you call us on 0300 100 0607.

This will allow us to view your account and ask you a few questions so we may determine if you would be eligible for further funding from Student Finance England.


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