Eligibility for student finance when returning to study part-time

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I previously studied a full-time BA in Journalism & History back in 2006 however I dropped out mid-way through my second year so I never graduated. I had two years of student finance.

I was recently offered a place at Birkbeck to study BA in Psychosocial Studies & Principles of Psychodynamic Counselling on a part-time basis (4 years.)
I have already applied for the tuition fee loan via Student Finance, however I am worried that I am not eligible for any funding due to my previous studies.

Can anyone provide some guidance? Will I be eligible for any support with tuition fees from Student Finance?
I know some courses are classed as 'exempt' and Birkbeck advised my course would be 'ELQ Exempt' however what does this mean for my finances - will I still get funding to cover my tuition fees for the full four years of my course or will it only be partial funding due to my previous studies?

If anyone can help I would really appreciate it!

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(Original post by chrisb10)
I previously studied a full-time BA in Journalism & History back in 2006 however I dropped out mid-way through my second year so I never graduated. I had two years of student finance.

I was recently offered a place at Birkbeck to study BA in Psychosocial Studies & Principles of Psychodynamic Counselling on a part-time basis (4 years.)
I have already applied for the tuition fee loan via Student Finance, however I am worried that I am not eligible for any funding due to my previous studies.

Can anyone provide some guidance? Will I be eligible for any support with tuition fees from Student Finance?
I know some courses are classed as 'exempt' and Birkbeck advised my course would be 'ELQ Exempt' however what does this mean for my finances - will I still get funding to cover my tuition fees for the full four years of my course or will it only be partial funding due to my previous studies?

If anyone can help I would really appreciate it!

Thank you
Hi, the HECoS code for this course is 100498 and is an exception course. Your previous study will not affect your eligibility for funding.
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Hi, the HECoS code for this course is 100498 and is an exception course. Your previous study will not affect your eligibility for funding.
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That's great - thank you very much for answering and for the reassurance!
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That's great - thank you very much for answering and for the reassurance!
You're welcome. I hope you have a great day, good luck with your studies
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