Just wondering if anybody has found themselves in a similiar situation with the OU?
I started studying 60 credits in Feburary this year, 2016, which was funded by academic year 15/16
I registered to study 120 credits this Oct as I found the 60 credits more than managable. I applied to Student Finance for this to be funded from Academic year 2016/17, as my understanding is that we had just entered a new year in Sept.
The OU will not accept the loan for academic year 16/17
Student Finance do not understand why, it has all been approved and they are ready to pay but the OU will not confirm my attendance with them.
Apparently they have 'seasonal academic years', and because I Started in Feb my academic year doesn't end until Feb 2017! Also meaning that one of the modules I started this month that goes into 2017 needs to be funded by Academic year 2015/16 and I have to drop the other 60 credits as Student finance will only fund 120 a year (which is fair enough)
I keep getting different information from the OU and Student Finance - HELP!
Should I still go?