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    Hi I am just wondering how student finance works for part time mature students? I'm 25 years old and wanting to return to studying, however my only option is part time study. Do I have to fund the course myself? I've never done a degree before.
    Also, in regards to costs, is there any sort of loans to aid with travel? Because I can only do part time there are limited universities I can apply to therefore will need to travel. I live with my partner and we earn about £35k annually but we have a house and my income would drop substantially attending university.
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    (Original post by Tw1x)
    Hi I am just wondering how student finance works for part time mature students? I'm 25 years old and wanting to return to studying, however my only option is part time study. Do I have to fund the course myself? I've never done a degree before.
    Also, in regards to costs, is there any sort of loans to aid with travel? Because I can only do part time there are limited universities I can apply to therefore will need to travel. I live with my partner and we earn about £35k annually but we have a house and my income would drop substantially attending university.
    You can get a tuition fee loan for part-time degrees, yes. Maintenance loans are not currently available for part-time students, so unless your chosen university offers any grants/bursaries for part-time students (ask them), then you're going to have to pay any travel costs yourself.

    What do you want to study by the way?
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    You'd only get some travel if you're disabled and apply for DSA.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    You can get a tuition fee loan for part-time degrees, yes. Maintenance loans are not currently available for part-time students, so unless your chosen university offers any grants/bursaries for part-time students (ask them), then you're going to have to pay any travel costs yourself.

    What do you want to study by the way?
    Either animal science/biology or zoology. There's only really leeds and derby in my area offering zoology part time, and only chester or nottingham offering an animal based degree on part time. Feel a little stuck because I haven't got the option to study full time, but looking at travel costs I'm not sure I can afford either route.
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    For the part-time courses it is only a tuition fee loan that we can offer you to pay the fees of the course. You could speak with the university/college to see if there is any other funding available. You can also apply for disabled students allowance if this was applicable.

    Thanks
 
 
 
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