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Dropping out of PGCE financial question.

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    Hi i am thinking of dropping out of my PGCE course due to mental health problems (anxiety and severe panic attacks).

    I have taken out a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan.

    From what i have read if i quit now i will have to repay the maintenance loan, but will also have to pay my institution around £3000 as they will withdraw the tuition fee funding as i haven't been on the course for 3 months.

    Is the above correct?

    If so would it be better financially for me to struggle through for another couple of months until after the 3 month cut off then withdraw from the course, as presumably i would have to repay the maintenance loan but the tuition fees would be paid by student finance and would be repaid from earnings in the usual manner?

    Any help would be much appreciated.


    If you withdraw form a course before the end then once we receive the withdrawal date we will reassess the funding to work out what financxe you were entitled to and how much of an over payment you will have. The university determine the percentage of fees you are liable for depending on when you withdraw.


    In this case, would an individual still be entitled to student finance if we restarted the pgce after a couple of years?


    You would still be eligible to receive the funding for the PGCE as long as you do not have Qualified Teacher Status.

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