21.—(1) The standard entitlement of a current system student who has studied on a previous course and who does not fall within regulation 22 is calculated as follows—(Original post by zippyRN)
Student finance is about funded years not about what other education you have done ...
(OD+1) - PC
OD is the number of academic years that make up the ordinary duration of the course PC is the number of academic years that the student has spent on previous courses.
The above excerpt taken from what I posted above, explaining the calculation and what is taken into account. It's a common misconception that SFE only takes into account funded years so if you self fund 2 years OU study or foundation study you'll be fine, sadly that isn't the case as the above statement proves.
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