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    • LordEnglish
    • By LordEnglish 14th Apr 18, 1:20 PM
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    Open University finance 2018/19 help
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    • 14th Apr 18, 1:20 PM
    Open University finance 2018/19 help 14th Apr 18 at 1:20 PM
    I will be starting my second year come October and i would like to know if there are any financial aid options for students with a low income? Please note that I am NOT referring to student loans but to financial help with bills, textbooks, hardware etc. If it helps I am studying 120 credits in psychology
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    • Katapolt
    • By Katapolt 16th Apr 18, 12:24 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 12:24 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 12:24 PM
    I too have been looking into this, and as far as my searches discovered there is no form of "Maintenance" loan for Open University students, as its classed as a part time course you are expected to study around work.
    • Ed-1
    • By Ed-1 16th Apr 18, 1:42 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 1:42 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 1:42 PM
    I too have been looking into this, and as far as my searches discovered there is no form of "Maintenance" loan for Open University students, as its classed as a part time course you are expected to study around work.
    Originally posted by Katapolt
    Maintenance loans for distance learning courses are scheduled to come in for new courses starting 2019/20 onwards.

    https://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2018-03-12.132084.h&s

    This was consulted on in 2016:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/part-time-undergraduate-maintenance-loan
    • Katapolt
    • By Katapolt 16th Apr 18, 3:46 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 3:46 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 3:46 PM
    Maintenance loans for distance learning courses are scheduled to come in for new courses starting 2019/20 onwards.

    https://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2018-03-12.132084.h&s

    This was consulted on in 2016:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/part-time-undergraduate-maintenance-loan
    Originally posted by Ed-1
    Thats great, but i thought the OP was looking for 2018-2019, so unfortunately this wouldnt cover it.
    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 16th Apr 18, 3:50 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 3:50 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 3:50 PM
    If you live in Wales, I believe there is help for Maintenance grants for the coming academic year.
    Dwy galon, un dyhead,
    Dwy dafod ond un iaith,
    Dwy raff yn cydion ddolen,
    Dau enaid ond un taith.


    • LordEnglish
    • By LordEnglish 20th Apr 18, 6:27 PM
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    • 20th Apr 18, 6:27 PM
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    • 20th Apr 18, 6:27 PM
    Which sucks because without the Open University label attached, 120 credits is full time studying...
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