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    Hi everyone!

    I wanted to do a degree in Business and Marketing, I found I needed to do the access course first. I applied to do this and got accepted on a 24+ loan (I am 34!) to pay the fees, this is great news but now I do not seem to be eligible for any form of maintenance loan with SLC.

    I don't know why as it seems silly that you can get help on the degree but I cannot get on without the access course!

    I cannot seem to get a clear answer as to if I can get any benefits, loans or grants of any kind while doing this course.

    Can anyone else help / suggest / point me in the right direction?

    Many thanks

    Kerri
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    Is the access course full time or part time? There's no maintenance help for access courses.
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    You might be able to get some help from your college as they will have funds to support students and if you take out the 24plus loan there is a 24pus bursary fund which the college can allocate to people. I didn't get any other help but did manage to work 2 days a week around my course. Good luck with it!


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    (Original post by Kerricollier32)
    Hi everyone!

    I wanted to do a degree in Business and Marketing, I found I needed to do the access course first. I applied to do this and got accepted on a 24+ loan (I am 34!) to pay the fees, this is great news but now I do not seem to be eligible for any form of maintenance loan with SLC.

    I don't know why as it seems silly that you can get help on the degree but I cannot get on without the access course!

    I cannot seem to get a clear answer as to if I can get any benefits, loans or grants of any kind while doing this course.

    Can anyone else help / suggest / point me in the right direction?

    Many thanks

    Kerri
    https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learning...n-bursary-fund

    In short you need to contact the college you will be studying at and see what they will be offering you.
 
 
 
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