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    Hello there,

    I did my applications through UCAS, and set the University closer to home as my first option and a distant-ish University as my second option.

    Question: Can I still go to my second option instead of my first option? Will this mean I will not be able to get any student loan or maintenance loan as the deadline on Student Finance England has passed?

    Thanks in advance!
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    (Original post by JulioCesarDuarte)
    Hello there,

    I did my applications through UCAS, and set the University closer to home as my first option and a distant-ish University as my second option.

    Question: Can I still go to my second option instead of my first option? Will this mean I will not be able to get any student loan or maintenance loan as the deadline on Student Finance England has passed?

    Thanks in advance!
    It is possible but at this point you need the agreement of both your firm and insurance choice.

    Phone them up and ask if they will agree to you switching your firm and insurance choices over. If both agree and notify UCAS then the change will go through on UCAS Track.

    When your place is confirmed in August then you can update your course details easily for student finance.
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    I would recommend contacting UCAS about how to go about that. I think you'll have you withdraw your application from the first choice so your insurance becomes your first choice, although it would mean you no longer had an insurance choice, so if you missed your grades and they didn't accept you anyway you'd have to go through clearing (that may be wrong, they may just be able to swap them around for you!).

    Student Finance won't be a problem though. Loads of people will miss their offer and go through clearing so they are used to dealing with courses changing. You can submit a 'Change of Circumstances' form and just say you've changed to a new university. It won't effect anything
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    What PQ said and the key Uni is obviously the insurance choice being willing to let you firm their offer. It should be easy for your first choice to let you go on insurance, inless ofc they gave you an unconditional or lower offer. UCAS would just be admin.
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    Whatever you do, do it now.

    In August, if your Firm accepts you your Insurance just disappears. You cannot at that stage retrieve your Insurance and make it your Firm.

    So remember - any switch-overs or changes, should be made asap.
 
 
 
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