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    Hi,

    I need some help with a problem I am having with my university.

    SFE did not pay for my 1st year (2015-2016) as I was not entitled to it, however, they will pay for the second and third year. I spoke to my university last week to set up some sort of payment plan to settle the £9,000 while I finished my degree but they refused, they said they wouldn't let me progress onto the second yr until the debt is completely settle otherwise they would just take me out of the course. This means that they want me to come up with 9k in less than 3 weeks.

    Has anyone been in a similar situation, please I need help, I don't want to drop out from my course.
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    Oh man sorry to hear that, but how did they let you study when you didn't have a payment plan from the start? Is it a university in the uk?
    You could take a gap yr then save up the money and then go back for the 2nd and 3rd year. Hope you figure it out buddy.
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    Did you not know at the beginning of 1st year that SFE wouldn't pay your fees? Most universities expect fees very early on, and normally wouldn't have let you continue without paying.
    At this short notice your main options is to obtain an external loan that you can then pay off over the course of your degree. There are loan company's that specialise in education loans and loans to support your student finance package.
    You could also try for grants and funding, but three weeks is a short amount of time to be applying. There are ones that help provide emergency funding for students who have had a change in finances and are no longer able to coninuentheir course without help, you need to be able to prove that you started the course with the right provisions in place.
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    (Original post by Cowie315)
    Did you not know at the beginning of 1st year that SFE wouldn't pay your fees? Most universities expect fees very early on, and normally wouldn't have let you continue without paying.
    At this short notice your main options is to obtain an external loan that you can then pay off over the course of your degree. There are loan company's that specialise in education loans and loans to support your student finance package.
    You could also try for grants and funding, but three weeks is a short amount of time to be applying. There are ones that help provide emergency funding for students who have had a change in finances and are no longer able to coninuentheir course without help, you need to be able to prove that you started the course with the right provisions in place.
    HEY! thanks for your reply, can you please tell me exactly what grants do you mean? could be worth a try. thank you so much
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    (Original post by cmandy27)
    HEY! thanks for your reply, can you please tell me exactly what grants do you mean? could be worth a try. thank you so much
    I don't have precise details for those trusts, the only ones I have saved apply to my own situation (I have two years of funding to find). I know they are out there. You need to get on google and start researching.
    - they might be outside your timeline, so look into the loans as they might be your best bet whilst you try and apply for grants and funding
 
 
 
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