Student finance question?!?! HelpWatch
Hi I am 18 and planning to start an undergraduate course with open university in October 2017 I have chosen to do level 1 spread out over 2 years and then level 2 in 1 year and then level 3 the following year so a total of 4 years study. I applied for my tuition loan but I was wondering am I entitled to any maintenance loan whatsoever as I don't live with my parents and need all the financial help I can receive. I'm really worried I'm not going to have enough money to live on. I currently work full time so I'm able to pay for my accomodation and anything else I need. But when I start my course in October I will have to cut my hours down at work in order to study for my degree. And this will not bring in enough money for me to live on. So I just want to know if there is a loan or anything really I can take out to help me pay my bills?? Because I've hear that part time study means I cannot take out a maintence loan... I hope this all made sense. Thanks you!
Any course studied at the Open University is considered as part time study by student finance. This means we can only pay a tuition fee loan and DSA (if applicable) regardless of your financial situation. It may be a good idea to visit Turn2us website at https://www.turn2us.org.uk/ to see if you may be entitled to help from another source.