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SAAS - Will I have to fund some of my degree myself?

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    Hey, hoping someone here can possibly guide me to a clear answer about SAAS funding because whenever I call them I keep getting vague information..

    Here's some background details on my situation... I am English and studied two years at an English Uni from 2010-12 before dropping out of the four year course I was on.

    So I only have to years of funding from Student finance England available to me which means studying in England is now impossible as I can't possibly save up the 10k or whatever it is to fund my first year.

    Fast forward to now, I now live in Scotland and have done since earlier this year. I am hoping to get into a Scottish university in September 2017. I have been told by SAAS that by August next year I would qualify for Scottish residency.

    However (here's the problem) I've been told that I still might have to fund some of the degree myself. When I spoke to the SAAS call centre person they mentioned this, though they were fairly vague and were unable to confirm if I would have to or not.

    Is this true? The cost would be £1820 per year. I can't save up this kind of money, and I don't understand why I should have to, really. SAAS and SFE are independent, right?

    If anybody can advise me on this, please do!! Sorry this is a little tl;dr

    I think they are all connected to be honest.
    One of my friends has had this issue before.

    Well we all get our loans from the Student Loans Company so they actually come from the same place. Not sure if tuition is done differently but they are connected in some sense.

    As far as the tuition goes the calculation is (number of years of degree) - (number of years done of another degree) + 1 (the plus one is a bonus year). So assuming your new course 4 years you should get 4-2+1=3 years funded.

    Your just going to have to save up I'm afraid, or borrow the money off someone.
    • Thread Starter

    Thanks for the replies- I actually had to resit the year at university so it worked out that I had one year of funding and then the bonus year to cover the resit year. So as I thought it looks like I'll have to pay Years 1 and 2 in Scotland myself..... Which I kind of expected. Bettet get saving lol
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