I'm thinking of applying to open university full time for BSc in Leadership and Management.
I'm currently a stay at home mum to a 2 1/2 year old. I have a small income of £2000pa from self employment, and therefore depend on my partners income (self employed aswell, profit last year £15k)
My question is, am i entitled to maintenance grants etc as I'll be an open university student?
I would love to study full time at a 'physical' university, but with a toddler and childcare being so expensive, have no transport and live approx hour commute to uni its just not possible.
I know i'm currently not earning much so by studying i'm not losing a wage as such, but if i didn't study, i could take a job so in a way i am losing a wage IYKWIM?
Thanks in advance
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- 30-07-2014 16:42
Open university courses are considered part time, therefore only part time funding is available. This means a loan to help with your course fee, but no additional funding from ourselves. If you ever do attend a full time course, you can apply for grants including a childcare grant from us, whether it's awarded or not would be dependent on your partners income.