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    I was studying part time 2007-2011 and was funded via grant. I didn’t complete due to I’ll health and would like to finish my studies. Could I be funded again to finish in 2019/20.
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    (Original post by Elfino)
    I was studying part time 2007-2011 and was funded via grant. I didn’t complete due to I’ll health and would like to finish my studies. Could I be funded again to finish in 2019/20.
    Hello,

    Are you thinking of returning to study part time or full time?

    Do you have a particular start date, institution and course in mind?

    Warm Regards, Dean.
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    (Original post by SFE Dean)
    Hello,

    Are you thinking of returning to study part time or full time?

    Do you have a particular start date, institution and course in mind?

    Warm Regards, Dean.
    Hi Dean

    Thanks for responding.

    It would be part time, as I was doing before. I’d be looking to change institutions closer to home. Uni of Oxford or Brookes or maybe Open Uni and possibly Autumn this year, if I could get things sorted. I’d have to find out how many credits I could get to transfer from my original uni. I’d be looking to change courses, as they don’t to the exact course I started (nearly completed). Possibly PPE or Politics and History.
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    (Original post by Elfino)
    Hi Dean

    Thanks for responding.

    It would be part time, as I was doing before. I’d be looking to change institutions closer to home. Uni of Oxford or Brookes or maybe Open Uni and possibly Autumn this year, if I could get things sorted. I’d have to find out how many credits I could get to transfer from my original uni. I’d be looking to change courses, as they don’t to the exact course I started (nearly completed). Possibly PPE or Politics and History.
    Hello,

    Under the previous rules where you received a grant, students had up to a maximum of 8 years of support to finish their course or twice the length of the full time equivalent whichever is the lowest. You also have to study at 50% intensity of a full time course.

    Under the newer regulations, students have up to four times the length of a full time course to complete their studies part time (with a maximum of 16 years) however this is getting assessed for a Tuition Fee Loan and potentially a Maintenance Loan not a grant.

    Open University distance learning students in general have to prove they can’t attend an institution in person due to a disability to apply the Maintenance Loan; however they can still apply for a Tuition Fee Loan.

    Since you’ve had such a large gap in studies, it’s likely we’ll class you as starting a new part time course with a credit transfer from your previous course. If that’s the case, we should fund you through the new repayable loan system as you’ve only spent 5 years on a course so far.

    Warm Regards, Dean.
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    Hello,

    Under the previous rules where you received a grant, students had up to a maximum of 8 years of support to finish their course or twice the length of the full time equivalent whichever is the lowest. You also have to study at 50% intensity of a full time course.

    Under the newer regulations, students have up to four times the length of a full time course to complete their studies part time (with a maximum of 16 years) however this is getting assessed for a Tuition Fee Loan and potentially a Maintenance Loan not a grant.

    Open University distance learning students in general have to prove they can’t attend an institution in person due to a disability to apply the Maintenance Loan; however they can still apply for a Tuition Fee Loan.

    Since you’ve had such a large gap in studies, it’s likely we’ll class you as starting a new part time course with a credit transfer from your previous course. If that’s the case, we should fund you through the new repayable loan system as you’ve only spent 5 years on a course so far.

    Warm Regards, Dean.
    Thanks, that’s really helpful.
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    Thanks, that’s really helpful.
    Hi Elfino,

    You're welcome! Anything else we can help you with please let us know!
    Thanks,
    Claire
 
 
 

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