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    I undertook(am undertaking) a three-year course that started from 2013, however due to some circumstances, I am now retaking my final year (which had been last year), and only a single module, as a first attempt. Which, I was informed, means that I am offered a gift year(?).

    Anyway, I called student finance yesterday and they told me to re-apply, which seemed easy. Until, I looked on the student finance page later, and I realised my previous application is gone and the application process appears to be for new students undertaking a new course. I am confused, as in the previous study section, I cannot put that next year would be my study end-date... Because technically I have not completed my studies...

    Another question... if I have to re-apply in that manner, does this mean I will no longer receive a maintenance grant despite the fact that I am not a 'new' student, but a returning one? What should my next steps be?

    Thank you for your help, in advance.

    Hi there.

    Because the system will have you down as completing your final year, when you go to apply it will automatically begin your app as a new student, but once submitted this will be reviewed and changed to a returner.

    You won't have to fill in the previous study section, this only applies to courses you have taken before the one you're actually applying for.

    So long as this is the first time you've had to repeat, have no other previous study and will still physically be in attendance at the University, you can still apply for the same level of funding as you previously had, including grants.

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