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    In September I'm doing a course that is 3 years and 1 semester long. But when I tried to put 3.5 years into the online form, it will only allow a single digit number. I don't really want to apply for a loan for 4 years, as for 6 months I'll be getting it when I've already graduated.

    Any ideas?
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    (Original post by PhoenixFortune)
    In September I'm doing a course that is 3 years and 1 semester long. But when I tried to put 3.5 years into the online form, it will only allow a single digit number. I don't really want to apply for a loan for 4 years, as for 6 months I'll be getting it when I've already graduated.

    Any ideas?
    You have to apply every year for your student finance and you apply for 1 year at a time. Check your university website, but it sounds like your course is 3 years.
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    (Original post by youngjo)
    You have to apply every year for your student finance and you apply for 1 year at a time. Check your university website, but it sounds like your course is 3 years.
    On my course, I have an extra semester after the three years to specialise. That's why I don't know what to put.
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    (Original post by PhoenixFortune)
    I have an extra semester after the three years to specialise.
    Strange. Never seen that before. What course is it?

    Anyways, if it spans four academic years you just need to put down 4 years.

    You have to apply each and every year so don't worry too much about it now; you will have plenty of time to clarify and finer details later on when you apply for your second and third years.
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    (Original post by ASCIIcipher)
    Strange. Never seen that before. What course is it?

    Anyways, if it spans four academic years you just need to put down 4 years.

    You have to apply each and every year so don't worry too much about it now; you will have plenty of time to clarify and finer details later on when you apply for your second and third years.
    It's Speech and Language Therapy.

    It's the first year that the new course length is being used.

    Surely if I put 4 years, I'll receive my loan even after I've graduated...? I don't won't extra debt.
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    (Original post by PhoenixFortune)
    It's Speech and Language Therapy.

    It's the first year that the new course length is being used.

    Surely if I put 4 years, I'll receive my loan even after I've graduated...? I don't won't extra debt.
    Don't worry, it doesn't quite work like that.

    Put down four years and then put the course end date as 12/2013 when asked.

    When you apply for your fourth year (in 2013) you put down that you are only going for one term and your award will be reduced by a third.

    Trust me.

    If you did get overpaid you could always spend it on something you like or return it by cheque.
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    (Original post by ASCIIcipher)
    Don't worry, it doesn't quite work like that.

    Put down four years and then put the course end date as 12/2013 when asked.

    When you apply for your fourth year (in 2013) you put down that you are only going for one term and your award will be reduced by a third.

    Trust me.

    If you did get overpaid you could always spend it on something you like or return it by cheque.
    Oooh...that makes much more sense.

    I didn't even register that when you reapply you can add extra information.

    I've got my head around it now.
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    (Original post by PhoenixFortune)
    Oooh...that makes much more sense.

    I didn't even register that when you reapply you can add extra information.

    I've got my head around it now.
    Safe. No worries. :thumbsup:

    I process student finance application forms everyday so it is obvious to me but I understand how it may seem when you are first applying.
 
 
 
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