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    Hi, I have just been informed that I can only have two years of funding for my first degree because in 2004 i achieved a certificate in education (which is a level 4)
    I paid back the loan fully

    i am so distressed as now I will not be able to go to university I have not got a degree it does not seem fair

    any advise welcome

    thanks
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    (Original post by mandy66)
    Hi, I have just been informed that I can only have two years of funding for my first degree because in 2004 i achieved a certificate in education (which is a level 4)
    I paid back the loan fully

    i am so distressed as now I will not be able to go to university I have not got a degree it does not seem fair

    any advise welcome

    thanks
    do you want to study something similar? you could try for second year entry at some universities?
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    do you want to study something similar? you could try for second year entry at some universities?
    Hi Thanks for your reply

    I have not got a degree at all, so would not be accepted on at second year?

    I have sent an appeal to student loans to see if they will review.
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    (Original post by mandy66)
    Hi Thanks for your reply

    I have not got a degree at all, so would not be accepted on at second year?

    I have sent an appeal to student loans to see if they will review.
    You have a cert he which is level 4? which is equivalent to the 1st year of university?
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    You have a cert he which is level 4? which is equivalent to the 1st year of university?
    thanks I will ask, lets hope
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    I would have thought that this fell under the 'gift year' policy.

    Have you only done one year of university level study ie you didn't drop out / restart at any point?

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    I would have thought that this fell under the 'gift year' policy.

    Have you only done one year of university level study ie you didn't drop out / restart at any point?

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    Unfortunately the OP said they've done the Cert over two years, so I think that's used the gift year, even if part-time.

    Years of new course (minus) Years previously spent on uni-level study (plus) One year

    Gives the OP 3 - 2 + 1 = 2 years of SF remaining. It was the same situation as mine.
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    I would have thought it would come under the ELQ rules rather than the gift year rules posted above. Hence being told you have 2 years (although, it's 3 if you do an intergrated masters or a sandwich / placement year) left.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    I would have thought it would come under the ELQ rules rather than the gift year rules posted above. Hence being told you have 2 years (although, it's 3 if you do an intergrated masters or a sandwich / placement year) left.
    The outcome is the same either way I think - no SF funding in the first year.
 
 
 
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