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    Hi Mark,

    It still says on my Student Finance page that I'm currently studying Orthoptics at Liverpool and am receiving a full-time loan for 2012/2013, despite having contacted SFE back in September 2012 after deciding I didn't want to go to university, and again in November of the same year after finding a course on offer at the Open Uni which interested me.

    When it came to applying for this Open Uni course, I couldn't apply for a part-time loan because I was still registered on the full-time course at Liverpool. I was told by SFE that I needed negative confirmation on my attendance to have my full-time loan cancelled, and that by the time I sent off my application form it would have been done - however the course dead line for funding passed by and I ended up being unable to enroll for this February.

    I got in touch again last week to ask about cancelling this and was told that my request would be forwarded, but as previously mentioned, I'm still registered onto the course at Liverpool. I understand that these processes take time, but I don't want to miss my course dead line again because of them. Is there really nothing else I can do other than wait?

    (On another note, if I'm planning on studying full-time at the Open Uni, do I still need a part-time loan?)

    Thanks in advance.
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    Hi Nick,

    Firstly apologies that your application is taking so long to cancel, as you've mentioned we're currently waiting fo the university to confirm that you didn't attend and that we don't owe them any tuition fees.

    All OU courses are classed as part time for the purposes of student finance which means that we'll only be able to award your a Tuition Fee Loan but no maintenance support unfortunately.

    The part time applications won't be available until later this month.

    Hope this helps,
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