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    Hi, can you please put my mind at ease here and tell me if I will or will not be eligible for a maintenance loan, if I already have a degree, if I do nurse training?

    I have tried the online calculator and I get the maintenance loan + long course loan if I include I already have a degree but I'm planning to study nursing and that it leads to a professional qualification.
    Nursing doesn't come under 'professional qualification' though, so when I leave that out I'm told I need to phone the SLC. Does this mean I won't get the maintenance loan?
    What is the income cutoff?

    I am studying with the OU at present and had one year of funding for Portsmouth Uni.
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    Hello,

    If the course receives an NHS bursary then it is classed as an exception course so you would receive a reduced rate maintenance loan, even if you already hold an equivalent level qualification.

    Thanks
 
 
 
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