Mature student with 3 kids

Hi everyone. I'm Looking for some guidence regarding Finacial support as a full time university student studying nursing

Current situation. Working disabled Mom of 3 (currently claiming PIP) live with a partner who is a sahd due to one of our children having additional needs
I'll have to leave my job to study. And partner will have to stay as a sahd due to mainly our additional needs child. We are currently living in rented council flat. What would we be entitled to . Would I be able to go back to study or is it not financially do able and Im to stay in employement. (all children are born before April 2017) .

Also does it make a differnce if we are in a rented Or morgaged home?

Many thanks for all your help in advance.

ETA I've mentioned I recieve personal independent payment as I'm not sure if it will make a difference to what we are entitled to
June 17 £16,000 debt ~ nov 18 DEBT FREE •June 21 £16,308 debt / july 22 debt free •Original mortgage free date 01/06/2059 current mortgage free date 01/05/2046


  • System
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    What is your reason for further education?

    A career? Or more opportunities?

    How much per month does it cost to support yourself and your kids. Will this figure be reduced by studying? If so how will you provide a living for your kids?
  • sheramber
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    Depends on where you live and whether you have previously studied for a degree before
  • teddysmum
    teddysmum Posts: 9,464
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    Would your disability allow you to work in the nursing profession?

    While at college of education ,one of my fellow students had changed to starting over again, in a new profession (financially supported by her husband), as she weakened her back by moving heavy patients and so could no longer serve as a nurse.

    A friend of her was also training as a teacher because nursing was too stressful for her. (Teaching, too, can be stressful, but for different reasons ;your pupils don't die ,leaving you unable to do anything to prevent it.)

    Here's a link to the SFE calculator. I hope it's enough to get you started. It's quite basic so I'm sure there's a lot more involved when calculating things like Parent Learning Allowance, Adult Dependant Grant and Childcare Allowances. It should be fairly accurate for the maintenance loan element, though.

    I used to be Starrystarrynight on MSE, before a log in technical glitch!
  • Thankyou for your replies. I have cerebal palsy. I currently work in care as a hca . End of life and elderly. I'd like to train as a nurse as I hope it will open up more opertunities in the future regarding career and progression
    June 17 £16,000 debt ~ nov 18 DEBT FREE •June 21 £16,308 debt / july 22 debt free •Original mortgage free date 01/06/2059 current mortgage free date 01/05/2046
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