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    Hi, I have withdrawn from an Open University programme and am planning to study a new degree, full-time at another university. I would just like to ask if a year of part-time OU study equates to a full year of tuition fee loan entitlement for my new course.

    I studied with the OU over two years for a total of 90 credits, of which I only achieved 30, due to dropping out. Does this mean that I will lose two years of entitlement for my new course, or would the fact that my previous study was only part-time be taken into account?

    I have read that OU cases can be treated a bit differently and that funding years are determined by the number of credits or qualifications achieved, rather than length, but hopefully you can clarify this for me.

    Thank you in advance.
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    (Original post by Alex1986)
    Hi, I have withdrawn from an Open University programme and am planning to study a new degree, full-time at another university. I would just like to ask if a year of part-time OU study equates to a full year of tuition fee loan entitlement for my new course.

    I studied with the OU over two years for a total of 90 credits, of which I only achieved 30, due to dropping out. Does this mean that I will lose two years of entitlement for my new course, or would the fact that my previous study was only part-time be taken into account?

    I have read that OU cases can be treated a bit differently and that funding years are determined by the number of credits or qualifications achieved, rather than length, but hopefully you can clarify this for me.

    Thank you in advance.
    Part-time study is counted in the same way as full-time and it does affect your student loan entitlement if you complete a qualification. For example, if person X studied with the OU for 2 and completed a DipHE, they would lose 2 years of funding entitlement were they to start a full-time degree. But this wouldn't apply to you because you didn't complete a qualification, so you should get a full loan to do a full-time degree.
 
 
 
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