I am single mum to one child, claiming UC and working a low paid part time job. I was thrust into a financial hole by my ex husband, there was also DA. I want to return to education to essentially future proof myself and get off UC etc. I know I cannot study part time around everything else, so full time seems my best option. I have a partial degree already, so talking uni level.
I’m struggling to find clear cut guidance on finance and how it affects UC etc and other sources of financial support.
Has anyone done this or am I just being stupid for wanting to try and improve?
Here’s a link to Gingerbread’s information for students. https://www.gingerbread.org.uk/information/education/. If you want advice about the impact of student finances on universal credit and other benefits you can ring our Helpline on 0808 802 0925. If you require a calculation we would need information from you such as how much student funding you’ll be getting.