I'm thinking of applying to do a degree course with the OU and am trying to work out to what extent I could obtain Student Finance.
I completed an initial OU module a few years back that I self-funded and having checked my student record there's no indication that I registered for and counted this towards a specific qualification. I've also separately passed a vocational diploma at Level 5, again that was self-funded. I'm hoping I can get an exemption for 120 credits based on these 2 courses.
However, whether I can get the exemption or not, I'm confused as to what impact these would have on any application for student finance. I get that if I applied to do a Diploma in Higher Education I wouldn't get finance as the vocational diploma is already at this level. However, if I applied to do an honours degree course would I get finance to cover all modules needed for the remaining 240 credits? Or potentially 360 credits if I don't get any exemptions?
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- 27-02-2016 00:09
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- 01-03-2016 13:51
If you did not receive a qualification, you can apply for help with the tuition fees for up to 16 years. If you gained a qualification, you can apply for funding as long as the new one is higher than the one you already hold.