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    Hi there,
    So I’m 31, currently self employed as a landscape gardener and I am really interested in this course BSc (Honours) Computing and IT at a full time capacity while still working.

    My question mainly relates to the funding as I have been reading it over and over and looking at forum posts but can’t seem to find any answers for me.

    - Does my partners income come into the loan aspect?
    - Will I still get a student loan if I am self employed or go into employment? (I’m looking to leave landscaping soon)
    - Do I have to reapply each year to cover the costs of the modules?
    - I have read that some loans include maintenance?

    I know that this is a popular subject so appreciate your time reading this.
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    Your partner's income doesn't apply currently. They only look at their income if you're applying for a full maintenance loan, and maintenance loans are not currently available for distance learning degrees. There may or may not be a maintenance loan available in 2019/2020, but nobody knows its specifics because they haven't been invented.

    You do have to re-apply each year.

    You can receive a tuition loan while employed (or self-employed).
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    (Original post by JollyCynic)
    Your partner's income doesn't apply currently. They only look at their income if you're applying for a full maintenance loan, and maintenance loans are not currently available for distance learning degrees. There may or may not be a maintenance loan available in 2019/2020, but nobody knows its specifics because they haven't been invented.

    You do have to re-apply each year.

    You can receive a tuition loan while employed (or self-employed).
    Thanks for your reply, really helpful
 
 
 
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