Salary sacrifice car and open university PT fee grant.

Hi, 

I work on a 30 hour contract and my base salary is £24,211 but as I do have to cover some weekends this takes me over the £25000 threshold for eligibility for the part time fee grant. My question is I have a car through my employers salary sacrifice scheme which obviously comes off my salary before the normal deductions. This would bring my salary down to £20k. 

Can anyone advise If they have any experiences of this and if the grant criteria would take this I to account or would it be The contract salary? I can’t work it out online and responses from OU are understandably delayed. 

Thanks
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