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    So... theoretically (I hope), if you start your first year of a degree and end up dropping out early on, say a week or a month into the course, what's the financial situation? Do you have to pay for accommodation for the rest of the term/year? And will it still count as one of the years that student finance loans you the money for, or can you start afresh if you've paid all of the loan back?
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    Where I'm at, you can terminate your residence contract early, but you still have to pay until the end of the current billing period (there are 3 billing periods and the first one ends in late December). If you can find someone to take over your room, then you should be able to get out of the contract without being liable for the rest of the billing period.

    The first tuition fee instalment will be made in February if you're in attendance on December 1st (you might want to recheck the dates). If you drop out before that then no fees will be paid to the university and it will be like you've never received funding for tuition fees so you can freely apply again next year. However, the university may demand that you pay for the time you were enrolled (this varies by university and not all require it).
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    At the university I was going to Accommodation money didn't go out until mid october and Fees for the year didn't go out until January so all I had to give back was the money they sent to my bank account and to get my deposit back. So you'll have to find out when accommodation payment goes out and course fees I'd assume.
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    Be positive.
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    Thanks, both very helpful. :yep:

    (Original post by Cicerao)
    Be positive.
    I'm trying to :p: I'm just having slight doubts/panic about the course I'm applying for, so I figured I'll go for it as I'll probably find my doubts are allayed and I'll love it, but I'd have the option to drop out early on and reapply for the next year if I found it wasn't what I thought it would be.
 
 
 
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