Financial help for repeating 2nd year without attendance

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XxSiuxX
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Hi I've only just registered and couldn't find an aswer for my question. At the moment I am repeating my 2nd year at university without attendance, I failed 2 modules so I am only resitting those 2. I was entitled to the tuition fee loan and maintenance grant/loan which was what I survived on in my 1st year. As I have previously studied 1 year at another university, I was told by my LEA that I don't get any financial help this year except the maintanance loan. I submitted a change of circumstances form and letter explaining my situation to my LEA, and I received my new financial notifiation letter stating that I have to pay £3225 tuition fee. I contacted my school accountant asking whether I have to pay the tuition fee, and she said as I am repeating without attendance I don't pay any fees. Now I am not sure if I should send another letter to my LEA about this. Also I applied for a maintenance loan and it has been approved but not yet paid. The student centre at my university has told me it's probably because I haven't paid my fees. I am so confused now, and not sure what to do, because I really need the money to survive this year
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I dont think this is the case. You already know there are no fees to pay, and SFE arent even due to pay them out yet anyway.

I think you havent had your money because your uni has not yet confirmed your enrolment and attendance. You will need to speak to them and explain you have an unusual scenario, where you do not need to attend, but that you are approved for your maintenance loan and that their record office at your uni must contact SFE to confirm you are enrolled with them and then this will quite quickly activate your loan payment.

I would make really sure your uni understands that you need this doing asap
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PS.. Of course if it is your LEA dealing with this, as you are not a fresher, then it will be your LEA i would imagine who need to have the uni confirm your enrolment with them.

It seems like it should work out fairly easily, so i really hope it does for you.
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:ditto:

However, you are actually entitled to an extra year of funding if you are taking a 3 year course. The finance company allows for four years worth of funding, just in case you change courses, etc. So, even though you are not attending and this probably isn't applicable, it's incorrect for your LEA to say that you are not entitled to any finance for this year.
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I really appreciate the input. So just to confirm, I don't pay any fees whatsoever. With the attendance thing, my uni told me that because I am a repeat without attendance student, they don't register me, which confused me because than I won't get my maintanance loan. And about the 4 year finance, my LEA told me that I won't get any funding this year because I previously studied 1 year on a different course at another uni. But they told me I will get funding for my next year, which would be my 3rd and final year. Assuming I get finance this year, does that mean I won't get any for the next year?
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(Original post by XxSiuxX)
I really appreciate the input. So just to confirm, I don't pay any fees whatsoever. With the attendance thing, my uni told me that because I am a repeat without attendance student, they don't register me, which confused me because than I won't get my maintanance loan. And about the 4 year finance, my LEA told me that I won't get any funding this year because I previously studied 1 year on a different course at another uni. But they told me I will get funding for my next year, which would be my 3rd and final year. Assuming I get finance this year, does that mean I won't get any for the next year?
If you are not attending this year then your uni cannot register you and you are not entitled to any higher education funding as you are not attending a course of higher education this year.

However, if you are repeating the second year and attending a full time course on a part time basis you are eligible for funding

You would normally be entitled to full support for repeating a year but as you have already used up your additional year 'safety net' on another course your LEA are 100% correct - you are maintenance loan only this year (i.e. no fee loan and no maintenance grant)

You need to speak to your university and your LEA in order to sort this out.

I would imagine at the very least you need to get your uni to send a repeat study form to your LEA confirming that the fees are zero but you are still attending part time.

If not, your uni will have to send your LEA a 'suspending studies' form as in effect you are interrupting your studies for a year. If that's the case, you'll need to get a job 'cos you ain't gonna get any student loan this year :nah:

Whatever happens, you are still eligible for fee loan, maintenance loan and maintenance grant for your final year :yes:
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If you are not attending this year then your uni cannot register you and you are not entitled to any higher education funding as you are not attending a course of higher education this year.

However, if you are repeating the second year and attending a full time course on a part time basis you are eligible for funding

You would normally be entitled to full support for repeating a year but as you have already used up your additional year 'safety net' on another course your LEA are 100% correct - you are maintenance loan only this year (i.e. no fee loan and no maintenance grant)

You need to speak to your university and your LEA in order to sort this out.

I would imagine at the very least you need to get your uni to send a repeat study form to your LEA confirming that the fees are zero but you are still attending part time.

If not, your uni will have to send your LEA a 'suspending studies' form as in effect you are interrupting your studies for a year. If that's the case, you'll need to get a job 'cos you ain't gonna get any student loan this year :nah:

Whatever happens, you are still eligible for fee loan, maintenance loan and maintenance grant for your final year :yes:
Thanks a lot, so my final year means I will get all the support I got in my 1st and 2nd year (Tuition fee loan, maintenance grant, bursary). Yes it seems I am only eligible for maintenance loan this year, I just called the registry office at my uni and they said that they will let SFE know that I don't have to pay any fees and to confirm my attendance aswell, they said I should get my maintenance loan soon, so fingers crossed! Luckily, I did manage to find a p/t job when I found out about the situation, it just barely makes ends meet, at least it got me off my lazy butt to do something
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(Original post by XxSiuxX)
I just called the registry office at my uni and they said that they will let SFE know that I don't have to pay any fees and to confirm my attendance aswell, they said I should get my maintenance loan soon, so fingers crossed! Luckily, I did manage to find a p/t job when I found out about the situation, it just barely makes ends meet, at least it got me off my lazy butt to do something
SORTED :thumbsup:
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Surely you shouldn't even be eligible for the maintenance loan though, as you state yourself you are not in attendance. If your HEI is lying, then...well..
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hiya, I'm having the same problem, I'm repeating my first year of uni and on student finance are paying for £7275 of my tuition fee, is this normal? I have qualified for full funding before and nothing has changed except I living at home and I'm repeating the year
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