Part time student finance funding - previous study query

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Lindsay78
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I am hoping to start a BA Hons in History with the Open University in October but need some clarification re funding before I confirm my place as I have found conflicting information when researching loan eligibility.

I do not have a degree at the moment - the highest qualification I hold at present is a 2 year college diploma in Business Admin (equivalent in the UK is National Diploma but not HE level) that I completed overseas on a full-time basis 10 years ago and was not funded through loans/finance.

Will I be able to get full tuition fee funding for my degree as it is a higher qualification than the one I currently hold and is on a part-time basis, or will my previous study make me ineligible for SF funding?

Sorry for the long post, I just want to make sure I will be eligible before submitting my application.

Many thanks for your assistance.
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Hi,

I am hoping to start a BA Hons in History with the Open University in October but need some clarification re funding before I confirm my place as I have found conflicting information when researching loan eligibility.

I do not have a degree at the moment - the highest qualification I hold at present is a 2 year college diploma in Business Admin (equivalent in the UK is National Diploma but not HE level) that I completed overseas on a full-time basis 10 years ago and was not funded through loans/finance.

Will I be able to get full tuition fee funding for my degree as it is a higher qualification than the one I currently hold and is on a part-time basis, or will my previous study make me ineligible for SF funding?

Sorry for the long post, I just want to make sure I will be eligible before submitting my application.

Many thanks for your assistance.
Hi Lindsay,

Based on this you'll be eligible for the Tuition Fee Loan for the duration of your part-time course. This is because you don't already hold a degree.

We'd recommend making an application online as soon as you're able. Applications normally take 4-6 weeks to be processed. Thanks, Graeme
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