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    Lou_bone
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    Evening all,

    So I’ve applied for an access to higher education course that starts in September. Eeek!

    However the financial side is making my brain ache. Is there anyone out there in a similar situation?

    I’m on UC with full entitlement. Can see I am still entitled to UC as I have a child, but certain things will effect others things and I need to get a loan to cover the cost of the course and ouch. Help me?! 🤭

     

    TIA XX

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    Dorota
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    i would like to know myself. i also applied and have been accepted for an access to HE and also starting September ! 😉

    #42259 Report

    Oluchi
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    Hello , am in exact same position

    starting a postgraduate course in Msc social work and currently on UC , not seen very helpful information online about how it will affect things 😓

    #42266 Report

    Gingerbread Dan
    Moderator

    Hi all, I would recommend calling our free helpline if you do have any specific queries.  The number is 0808 802 0925 and the opening hours are: Monday 10am-6pm, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10am-4pm, Wednesday 10am-1pm & 5pm-7pm.

    Kind regards,

    Gingerbread Dan

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    mammabear
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    Hey so I’ve done an acces course in the past and I’m currently in full time education !

    It’s hard to answer your question to a T as everyone gets different amounts of UC, mainly due to age, area you live in and number of children that you have ! You will still be entitled to UC but i believe you will also need to apply for student finance if you havent done already! Then, when you get your student finance entitlement you must show that to UC and they deduct whatever they think is the cap for you. It is very difficult to explain but basically they still  make sure you can pay full rent and have extra money aswell (if you are living alone with a child). As for the course being paid for I cant remember with access course but I do know that student finance give you a loan to pay for University if that’s what you intend on doing after your access  ! Hope I helped a little ! As I said each individual is different.

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    Lou_bone
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    Hey guys.

    So, I’ve applied for a higher learning grant and its been granted this month to cover the cost of the actual course fees. But I’m yet to figure out bits about student finance etc. will be calling the help line me thinks! College have said I will receive info about travel, materials and childcare when they’ve sorted out their new online system!

    Anyone going to Nottingham College on the off chance 😀

     

    #42503 Report

    Dorota
    Participant

    Unfortunately not, I’m based in London 😉 but id like to keep in touch with you for the future, maybe we could help each other i.e. with essays ect ?

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    Liane
    Participant

    Most courses have finacial support schemes attached to them.

    If your based on a campus they’ll be a student support office with a finacial advisor.

    Good luck and enjoy.

    I think that may be another reason why I’ve been so down lately. No studying, no assignments, no lectures. Back to just being frumpy…..fingers crossed it’ll change now that lockdowns lifted.

    Enjoy your course.

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    Lou_bone
    Participant

    Thank you Liane!

    Dorota, I’m absolutely up for that although I’m studying art and design so I cant imagine I’ll be doing many essays! But I’m all for moral support! 😄

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    Dorota
    Participant

    Wow Lou_bone ! :)) Indeed not many essays needed lol. I’m aiming at Occupational Therapy so definitely will need moral support ! :))))

    #42549 Report

    Lou_bone
    Participant

    Fantastic Dorota! I can totally give you that! Great job choice, ever so helpful! Have you got a specific group of people in mind? Or just general?

    #42552 Report

    Dorota
    Participant

    I am already working with patients with neuro conditions as a rehab support worker, and i would like to remain in this field of work 😉 extremely interesting.

    • This reply was modified 4 months ago by Dorota.
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    Lou_bone
    Participant

    I done that a few years back, a very rewarding but challenging job!

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