I went to uni for three years and didn’t graduate. I am now going to start a Nursing Degree in September. I applied for the student loan for next year, maintenance only. The website says ‘Approved – Awaiting Signature’ but on the evidence it asks for ‘evidence of compelling personal reasons’.
Does this mean if I don’t present ‘evidence of compelling personal reasons’ I won’t get a maintenance loan? My only reasons are I was away from home studying something I didn’t want to and so wasn’t happy, so nothing certifiable.
I was told Nursing was an exception and you got a student loan anyway, on top of the NHS bursary?
Can anyone help, because if I don’t get the loan I cannot go
Oh and I carnt contact my LEA cos Im in North Yorkshire, who are part of the centrally processing group of LEA’s
You need a letter from your previous university confirming that you left the course without completing it.
If you were there for three years why didn't you graduate? I'm not being nosy but if you failed exams or assignments and couldn't graduate then that would count as a valid reason.
I'm not sure where you would stand if you simply walked away from the course.
Whatever the circumstances, so far as I'm aware, the best you can hope for is to get a loan for one year of the course. Everyone is entitled to four years loan, ie the length of the course plus one year. You've already had three years so you still have a year outstanding.
From the NHS bursary website: "If you abandon or suspend your studies your Bursary award will be recalculated based on the actual number of days in attendance and you will be required to repay any monies received that exceed your actual entitlement."
(Original post by ballerinabetty)
if you apply early would you not get it for the first day of term? sorry i dont know much about this stuff
The first payment is paid a couple of weeks into the course and then the rest is paid in monthly installments on a specific date, e.g. the 15th of every month.
I would ignore that post anyway because its untrue, you wouldn't have to pay the bursary back (unless you had been overpaid, then you'd only have to pay back the days that you shouldn't have been paid for, not the whole bursary)
OP, whether you pay it back depends on many factors...if you're paid your bursary on the 15th of the month, and leave on the 16th..you'll have to pay back all you were given for that month. I will say however, there is a sticky in the h/care and nursing forum for NHS bursary queries, anymore questions please post there
I was just wondered if you could help me with my student finance application. I've just got to the part wheres its asked me
'Give the full tuition fee amount that your university or college is charging for the course you will be studying in academic year 2010/2011' as the NHS are paying for my fees what do I put? Also, i've tried to find out how much the fees are (i'm studying Speech and Language Therapy and UEA) but it just keeps saying 'the nhs fund your fees'.