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    Hi all,

    Ill keep this quick.

    Was employed by a company in 2012 to study a Marine Operation foundation degree. It was funded via the company however I took out a maintenance loan to cover living costs (£3500).

    I left after the first year after realising life at sea wasn't for me. I am now worried that I may not be able to receive financial support to be able to study as a mature student. Can anyone shed any light on this or point out what options I have as a mature student, I am feeling pretty lost in the whole process.

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    Connor
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    Hello Connor

    This year would be taken into consideration, however everyone is entitled to a 'gift year'. Essentially, you would have used yours now, but you will still be able to get full funding for a new course. You may need to self fund if you are forced to repeat any years during your study however.

    Thanks
 
 
 
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