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    I have a disability which means I will find it hard to work (paralysed shoulders down following a accident when I was 17) Im now 28 currently live alone receiving disability benefit and housing benefit. Last year I finished a degree with the open University studying from home. I have applied for Masters degree and been offered unconditionally but because of the distance would need to move to the University. I'm guessing the only way I could fund the degree would be student loan?
    Do I wait until I have been approved a student loan before I accept the offer?
    Not having a job would I be able to get housing benefit for student accommodation at the University?
    If so I'm guessing I will have to give up my council house here , but after one year (which is how long the Masters degree is) I would be homeless I guess? Would they just kick me out of the University accommodation ? :/


    Many thanks for any help/advice
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    I have a disability which means I will find it hard to work (paralysed shoulders down following a accident when I was 17) Im now 28 currently live alone receiving disability benefit and housing benefit. Last year I finished a degree with the open University studying from home. I have applied for Masters degree and been offered unconditionally but because of the distance would need to move to the University.
    Hi tardigrade1989,

    As there's a lot going on here we'll take it bit by bit.

    I'm guessing the only way I could fund the degree would be student loan?
    There are lots of ways to fund postgraduate study. The Postgraduate Loan is a contribution towards your total costs. The postgraduate study section of the gov.uk website is a good starting point for other funding sources.

    Do I wait until I have been approved a student loan before I accept the offer?
    That would be a question for the university as they may want you to be able to show how you will fund the course before making an offer. You can apply for funding without an offer though.

    Not having a job would I be able to get housing benefit for student accommodation at the University?
    That would be something to ask the housing benefit people or the accommodation provider.

    If so I'm guessing I will have to give up my council house here , but after one year (which is how long the Masters degree is) I would be homeless I guess? Would they just kick me out of the University accommodation ? :/
    Again, sadly, not something we can really help with. In terms of housing and accommodation you may want to make initial queries with the Citizens Advice Bureau. Your local authority (or local authority for where the university is located) or the university's student support would likely be of some assistance as well.

    Many thanks for any help/advice
    While I've not been able to answer every question, hopefully the responses are of some use.

    Regards,

    Stuart
 
 
 
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