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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
    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.
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    • Ed-1
    • By Ed-1 16th Apr 18, 1:42 PM
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    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.
    FTB 2017
    Currently dealing with a Quarter Life Crisis
    • 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.
    Hiraeth
    • LordEnglish
    • By LordEnglish 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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