Hoping someone can help!
I'm a mature student (very mature at 40! And have four children aged 3, 7, 8 and 10), hoping to embark on a FT Foundation Degree in Child Development and Education in September (2016).
I have a finance/loan question that will determine as to whether I begin my studies or not. If I get tuition fee funding I will be able to study, if I don't I won't, it's (scarily) as simple as that!
My history is as follows:
I studied FT at Worcester University in 1994 but terminated that study stint after 8 weeks.
I then began a FT degree course at Reading University in 1995 (self funded). I passed the first year. Continued to study for the next two years but was 'deemed not to have sat' as my final result because of a family bereavement.
My question is, will I be entitled to any element of funding, most specifically tuition fees?
My fingers are firmly crossed as this will be a major deal-breaker for me. Unfortunately, if I am not eligible for tuition fees at a minimum, I will sadly not be able to study.
If tuition loans are not appropriate are there any other routes of funding that I could explore?
I look forward to hearing from some one out there soon.
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- 05-02-2016 12:58
If you have 4 years of previous study you will not be eligible for the tuition fee loan.
If your self funded course was at a public institution. If it was a private institution then it is not counted and you would have 1 year previous study and be eligible.
You are still able to apply for a maintenance loan and supplementary grants. You could also speak to the university to ask if there are alternative ways to pay the tuition fees.