I'm studying via the Open University and I'm going to be taking 120 credits per year.
Under SFE's part-time loan programme, that's ineligible for any support beyond the tuition fee.
Is there any reason for that? I am still going to be studying the same amount of hours as a brick university student and my living expenses are still just as real.
Is there no financial support beyond the fee loan?
I hear the OU can give out discretionary bursaries but I have no idea how much for and yet a full-time student, between loan and grant, in my position would receive £5-6000.
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- 28-10-2015 14:28
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- 28-10-2015 14:50
Any course that does not actually require attendance at a brick uni will not get any funding other than tuition fees.
Loans and grants are for living costs, such as travel and accommodation costs incurred due to the fact students need to travel to an institution. Part-time students do not have this requirement and will normally study from home.