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Dyslexia Funding Second Degree & Childcare Costs

Hello, does anyone know about dyslexia funding for a second degree? And also childcare costs?

I am looking to change fields to study stem instead with the open university. I already have a first degree (received a tuition fee and maintenance loan from student finance England) then I have masters (Paid for at the time out of savings, no student finance) but I am looking to re-skill and change area of focus. I was diagnosed with dyslexia during my first degree was received a laptop, printer, printing credit & proof reading services.

I am looking to start studying in October. The course I am looking to study is covered by student finance tuition fee loan being STEM.
Does anyone know if I would be eligible for any dyslexia package having already received it before?

I also have a child due mid April. I know the governments childcare provided from September 2024 says for eliebgle working parents. My wife works full time but I would be studying full time; would we still be eligible for this?

Thanks for any help.
Original post by demonbreath226
Hello, does anyone know about dyslexia funding for a second degree? And also childcare costs?
I am looking to change fields to study stem instead with the open university. I already have a first degree (received a tuition fee and maintenance loan from student finance England) then I have masters (Paid for at the time out of savings, no student finance) but I am looking to re-skill and change area of focus. I was diagnosed with dyslexia during my first degree was received a laptop, printer, printing credit & proof reading services.
I am looking to start studying in October. The course I am looking to study is covered by student finance tuition fee loan being STEM.
Does anyone know if I would be eligible for any dyslexia package having already received it before?
I also have a child due mid April. I know the governments childcare provided from September 2024 says for eliebgle working parents. My wife works full time but I would be studying full time; would we still be eligible for this?
Thanks for any help.

Hi there,

Can you please confirm the full course name and the university you are intending to study at? You may be eligible for DSA support for your Dyslexia.

Thanks, Ross
Original post by Ross SLC
Hi there,
Can you please confirm the full course name and the university you are intending to study at? You may be eligible for DSA support for your Dyslexia.
Thanks, Ross

Hi there
I am looking to student with the open university combined stem.
Enrolled for a September/October start.
Thanks
Hi there. If you already hold a degree, you would not be eligible to apply for core funding (Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loan) for an Equivalent or Lower Level Qualification (ELQ), unless you are studying an exception course which is not subject to ELQ rules.

This course is not a exception course, so it would not be eligible for core funding. You may still be eligible to apply for DSA.

As Open University courses are classed as part time, they would not be eligible to any child grant's, as these are only available for full time courses. Thanks, Leah.
Just to check you said it’s not an exception course however it does say it says it is eligible on this:
https://www.open.ac.uk/courses/fees-and-funding/equivalent-qualifications

Are you able to clarify? Thanks
Hi there. My apologies, this would be a part time exception course.

You would be able to apply for the Tuition Fees and DSA. Distance Learning courses aren't eligible for a Maintenance Loan unless you have a disability that prevents you from attending a university in person and can provide evidence form a Doctor about this.

Thanks, Leah.

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