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    Hello I'm a first year student who is retaking two modules out four in a full time course. I need to double check something.

    The reason why I am retaking is because I was a victim of a serious crime and I missed my exams. The University has accepted the extenuating circumstances and unfortunately i have to repeat.

    I've been told since I have extenuating circumstances my fees for the two modules have been waived and I am still considered a full time student by SFE since I haven't permanently changed to part time. Which means I can get a maintenance loan (but not grant). However a tuition fee one year will still be removed.

    Is this true? I haven't applied to SFE yet because I am worried that its wrong and I'll get rejected. The last thing I need is to build up hope and get crushed again.
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    there are no maintenance grants?
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    (Original post by linwend84)
    Hello I'm a first year student who is retaking two modules out four in a full time course. I need to double check something.

    The reason why I am retaking is because I was a victim of a serious crime and I missed my exams. The University has accepted the extenuating circumstances and unfortunately i have to repeat.

    I've been told since I have extenuating circumstances my fees for the two modules have been waived and I am still considered a full time student by SFE since I haven't permanently changed to part time. Which means I can get a maintenance loan (but not grant). However a tuition fee one year will still be removed.

    Is this true? I haven't applied to SFE yet because I am worried that its wrong and I'll get rejected. The last thing I need is to build up hope and get crushed again.
    You wil effectiively use your 'grace' year of Student Finance for your retake year, for both Maintenance and Tuition Fee payments (even though fees aren't payablefor your resit year). However as long as you have not previously resat a year, you haven't been to uni before and you don't need to resit again in future, you will have enough of your SF entitlement (both maintenance & tuition fees) to finish your course.

    Your SF entitlement is calculated onhow many years you've spent at uni, not how many of those years were funded.
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    (Original post by z33)
    there are no maintenance grants?
    Not any longer for new starters from August 2016. The Maintenance Loan has been increased to take account of this.

    If the OP was getting a Maintenance Grant last year, as a continuing student, they should get one this year as well.*
 
 
 
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