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    So, as far as I am aware. We get paid: (total years of course) + 1 - years studied in any previous course.

    I dropped out of a previous degree in the first year to switch to the course I'm doing now, and now I have to retake my second year this academic term. Under normal circumstances I wouldn't be entitled. However, I am repeating this year because I had two eye surgeries this year (first one wasn't successful), each one put me out for 3 months (confirmed by doctors letters) which is 6 months in total.

    Is this enough 'compelling evidence' to exempt me from not being entitled student loan and if possible maintenance loan this year?

    ps: my course is a 3 year course
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    (Original post by Fizballak)
    So, as far as I am aware. We get paid: (total years of course) + 1 - years studied in any previous course.

    I dropped out of a previous degree in the first year to switch to the course I'm doing now, and now I have to retake my second year this academic term. Under normal circumstances I wouldn't be entitled. However, I am repeating this year because I had two eye surgeries this year (first one wasn't successful), each one put me out for 3 months (confirmed by doctors letters) which is 6 months in total.

    Is this enough 'compelling evidence' to exempt me from not being entitled student loan and if possible maintenance loan this year?

    ps: my course is a 3 year course
    We can't give you any guarantees, but that does sound like grounds to submit for the SF "Compelling Personal Reasons" process to claw back last year's entitlement. Phone them and they will send you the forms to complete (someone else here may be able to link to them online).
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    I have the same problem! Do i have to tell student finance anything regarding repeating? I have to take 2 classes again would i receive normal funding or should i expect a decrease?
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    (Original post by stacyvearl)
    I have the same problem! Do i have to tell student finance anything regarding repeating? I have to take 2 classes again would i receive normal funding or should i expect a decrease?
    It depends how your course is organised and how your uni view you during the year. If they class you as a part-time student, you will only get a Tuition Fee Loan and no Maintenance Loan. Speak to your uni to clarify what your status will be. Your SF application info for the repeat year, needs to tally with what the uni will report to SF.
 
 
 
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