I'm currently on a full-time PGCE course, but it looks like I'm going to need to interrupt due to health issues and return next year. My university is supportive of this.
I have some questions regarding the financial implications:
My university say that I should get my student finance extended for 60 days from the date of interruption. I currently receive a Maintenance Loan, Special Support Grant, Parent Learning Allowance and Childcare Grant. Will all of these be carried on for the 60 days?
Do I need to send any evidence, or will this automatically be accepted due to confirmation from my university of my grounds for interruption?
Will I qualify for student finance when I return next year and how would I go about applying for this? And if so, there may be an overlap of about 4 weeks next year as I will need to re-start a placement, so I won't be starting exactly from the same point I left off. Would these 4 weeks be funded by SFE or would I need to fund the overlap myself?
Thanks for your help
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- 13-11-2015 15:24
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- 16-11-2015 11:40
The extra 60 days of funding will apply to all the funding you receive and will be awarded automatically, as long as your Uni have indicated you are suspending due to medical reasons on the information they have sent us.
You will be eligible to apply for funding again next year, you should just be able to reapply online as normal. As long as you have had no other previous study, this year will just count as your gift year, so you'll have full funding left for the rest of your course. Therefore, we will fund you from the start of the academic year next year so you won't have to self fund at all.