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Student finance application for a 2nd degree

I have already asked previously if my course I will be returning to is covered by student finance. It’s a STEM subject computing part time for Nottingham college. I have previously studied a full time degree and topped it up to a honours degree in digital media. As I was filling out my application it says I wasn’t eligible for student finance as I already have an honours and cancelled my application.

Does anyone have any advice?
Original post by Jesslaa7
I have already asked previously if my course I will be returning to is covered by student finance. It’s a STEM subject computing part time for Nottingham college. I have previously studied a full time degree and topped it up to a honours degree in digital media. As I was filling out my application it says I wasn’t eligible for student finance as I already have an honours and cancelled my application.
Does anyone have any advice?

Hi there, what is the course you're applying for and when does this start? Thanks, Jason
Reply 2
Original post by SFE Jason
Hi there, what is the course you're applying for and when does this start? Thanks, Jason
HNC Computing Level 4 Part Time at Nottingham College starting in September 2024
Hi Jesslaa7,

Computing is an exception course if studied on a part time basis so if you already hold an honours degree you will still be able to get funding for this course.

Thanks,
Calum
Reply 4
Original post by Calum SLC
Hi Jesslaa7,
Computing is an exception course if studied on a part time basis so if you already hold an honours degree you will still be able to get funding for this course.
Thanks,
Calum
Then what am I able to do? As the application is not letting me progress. It’s saying you already have an honours so cannot apply for student finance at this time, your application will be cancelled.
Original post by Jesslaa7
Then what am I able to do? As the application is not letting me progress. It’s saying you already have an honours so cannot apply for student finance at this time, your application will be cancelled.

Hi there,

You should do a paper application and send it to us by post so we can override the system. You can locate the forms here https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms
Once we get the application it can take 6-8 weeks for processing.

Thanks, Ross
Reply 6
Original post by Ross SLC
Hi there,
You should do a paper application and send it to us by post so we can override the system. You can locate the forms here https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms
Once we get the application it can take 6-8 weeks for processing.
Thanks, Ross

Hi Ross,

Thanks for the forms. I have just looked over them and the only part that confuses me is the bit to do with household income.

I am 27 and living with my parents. Do I have to put their income in or just my own. Thanks
Original post by Jesslaa7
Hi Ross,
Thanks for the forms. I have just looked over them and the only part that confuses me is the bit to do with household income.
I am 27 and living with my parents. Do I have to put their income in or just my own. Thanks

HI Jessica,

Was it the PTMN Form you printed off? Can you confirm if you have a partner or children?

Thanks,
Claire
Reply 8
Original post by Claire SFE
HI Jessica,
Was it the PTMN Form you printed off? Can you confirm if you have a partner or children?
Thanks,
Claire
I just downloaded them, not printed them off yet. No partner or child
Original post by Jesslaa7
I just downloaded them, not printed them off yet. No partner or child

On the PTMN when you go through this section 6 asks if you're over 25 and if you say YES it says go to section 7. Then section 8, if you tick I am a single independent student, it tells you to go to the terms and conditions on pages 32 and 33.

Thanks,
Claire
Reply 10
Original post by Claire SFE
On the PTMN when you go through this section 6 asks if you're over 25 and if you say YES it says go to section 7. Then section 8, if you tick I am a single independent student, it tells you to go to the terms and conditions on pages 32 and 33.
Thanks,
Claire

Oh okay my bad thank you so much
Original post by Jesslaa7
Oh okay my bad thank you so much

You're welcome. Any further queries please let us know. Thanks, Ross
Reply 12
Original post by Ross SLC
You're welcome. Any further queries please let us know. Thanks, Ross
Hi Ross,

I have another question about the form. The PTNM form. I have been on Universal Credit for 3 years from starting the course. But I live with my parents. I’m over 25. Does this still count as an independent student? And I’ll just put my universal credit benefit office address on the form where it says employer?

Also, can I get the form sent to me. As I don’t have a printer.
Original post by Jesslaa7
Hi Ross,
I have another question about the form. The PTNM form. I have been on Universal Credit for 3 years from starting the course. But I live with my parents. I’m over 25. Does this still count as an independent student? And I’ll just put my universal credit benefit office address on the form where it says employer?
Also, can I get the form sent to me. As I don’t have a printer.

Hi there,

Yes, since you're over 25 you don't need to include your parents' income at all, even if you live with them.

Can you try to apply online again, just in case that works? https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-register-login

If not, please call us on 0300 100 0607 and we'll post the form to you. You can also send us a live chat on your account on Monday morning from 9:00am and request this then.

Thanks, Graeme

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