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Im looking to go back to university after dropping out in my second year due to personal reasons. I regret this decision but I feel i'm ready to go back. I received my loans going to university and I was wondering if I would still receive funding, if I decided to go back... Does the gift year still apply?
New course length + gift year - previous study = 3 + 1 - 2 = 2
Student finance work backwards and fund the end of the degree first. So you wouldn't get funding for the first year of a new degree.
You could work and save up money and use that to pay for it.
If you completed first year well and want to study a related degree, you may be able to start the new degree from second year and not need to take another first year. This does depend how long ago you dropped out, and isn't always possible.
You could study part time with the Open University, as part time funding is different. You're only eligible for tuition fee loans with the OU, though, so you would need to work alongside to fund your living costs.
You could study with the Open University to complete the first year there, and then use that to apply for another degree and start from second year.