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Hi there,

I think I have exhausted my options for SFE but I wanted to make one last attempt at sorting out this situation - I have had a lot of conflicting information.

I have an offer to study an engineering course in September. I already have an arts degree and so I had agreed with the university that I could study the course part time so that I could apply for funding and this has been arranged. I spoke to someone at student finance as I couldn't seem to apply for funding as it didn't appear on the part time list - they told me to speak to the university about this, saying that it would be fine but the university had to upload a different code.

The university has now told me that as I am studying a full-time course on a part time basis, I won't be able to get part time funding from SFE and there is nothing they can do.

I am worried about the idea of losing out on funding due to a technicality of whether I am studying a part time course or studying a full time course on part time basis - which to me feels like it is the same thing. I wondered if I made a paper application to explain my situation including confirmation from the university that I am studying it part time, whether this would mean I could qualify?

Thank you in advance for your help.
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(Original post by Ivyfeather)
Hi there,

I think I have exhausted my options for SFE but I wanted to make one last attempt at sorting out this situation - I have had a lot of conflicting information.

I have an offer to study an engineering course in September. I already have an arts degree and so I had agreed with the university that I could study the course part time so that I could apply for funding and this has been arranged. I spoke to someone at student finance as I couldn't seem to apply for funding as it didn't appear on the part time list - they told me to speak to the university about this, saying that it would be fine but the university had to upload a different code.

The university has now told me that as I am studying a full-time course on a part time basis, I won't be able to get part time funding from SFE and there is nothing they can do.

I am worried about the idea of losing out on funding due to a technicality of whether I am studying a part time course or studying a full time course on part time basis - which to me feels like it is the same thing. I wondered if I made a paper application to explain my situation including confirmation from the university that I am studying it part time, whether this would mean I could qualify?

Thank you in advance for your help.
Hi there, If the university are confirming it would be a full time course on a part time basis and isn't classed as a part time course on the database that we share with them then you wouldn't be eligible to apply for funding. Thanks, Karen
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