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Finance for part-time courses in the UK

I've been accepted to start Leicester university, I will be doing foundation degree in drugs and alcohol counseling and treatment, studying on a part-time basis. I'm a mature student aged 32, a single mum and on a limited low income. I have applied for student finance in England to help with fees but I need to no what other help I can get please?

Answered by Alison Patterson
Student Finance England will give you a loan to pay the whole of your tuition fees. They should also assess you for a grant and a maintenance loan to help with your living costs, if you have applied online at:
www.gov.uk/student-finance-register-login

The University of Leicester has a range of bursaries and scholarships
www2.le.ac.uk/study/fees/2014
www2.le.ac.uk/study/fees/2014/scholarships

Providing you have applied for Government loans and grants through Student Finance England, you should not need to apply for University of Leicester support; it should be automatically assessed. But you might want to have a word with them.

Government also offers additional help
www.gov.uk/student-finance/extra-help
You may qualify for the Childcare Grant and/or the Parents' Learning Allowance
www.gov.uk/parents-learning-allowance
www.gov.uk/childcare-grant

Also investigate the Access to Learning Fund
www.gov.uk/access-to-learning-fund

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