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    I'm studying... Modern Languages 4 year course with year 3 abroad

    My study level is... University undergraduate

    I am currently in the 2nd year of my course studying German and French. In year 3, I will spend the first half of the year as a learning assistant in Germany and the second half of the year as a learning assistant in France.

    I have rec'd a letter from SFE saying my finance for 2016/17 has been approved. The tuition fees part of the loan has been adjusted down to £1350, which is what I expected. The maintenance loan is the same as last year, £3000, which is probably OK although my costs are likely to be higher.

    However, THE BIT I DON'T UNDERSTAND is this - the bullet points in the SFE letter include "We expect that in the Academic Year 2016/17 you: will be spending all 3 terms at your university or college and will not be on a placement abroad or studying abroad during any term". This doesn't make sense. The tuition fee element has been reduced precisely because I will be abroad during year 3.

    I can't find anywhere where it clarifies exactly what this statement means. On the one hand, I could just sign the letter and send it back because the amounts are OK. On the other hand, I don't want to sign, knowing that the information is incorrect.

    Has anyone had the same issue? What should I do?
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