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    I started a degree course in 2009 but left 6 weeks into it due to illness. I did receive some maintenance loan and grant but didn't receive any tuition fee loan as I left the course before the tuition fee loan was due to be paid.

    In 2016 I started a HND course but I want to leave after year 1 (with a HNC) and pursue a degree in an unrelated subject.

    I know that you are entitled to one 'false start' and it is my understanding that my first attempt at a degree in 2009 doesn't count because of my leaving being due to illness, but I'm really worried that this won't turn out to be true. I don't want to have used up all my funding as I am finally feeling well and ready to pursue a full degree.

    Could you tell me whether, based on this information, I would be able to get funding for a full 3-year degree course?

    Thank you
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    Hello

    I started a degree course in 2009 but left 6 weeks into it due to illness. I did receive some maintenance loan and grant but didn't receive any tuition fee loan as I left the course before the tuition fee loan was due to be paid.

    In 2016 I started a HND course but I want to leave after year 1 (with a HNC) and pursue a degree in an unrelated subject.

    I know that you are entitled to one 'false start' and it is my understanding that my first attempt at a degree in 2009 doesn't count because of my leaving being due to illness, but I'm really worried that this won't turn out to be true. I don't want to have used up all my funding as I am finally feeling well and ready to pursue a full degree.

    Could you tell me whether, based on this information, I would be able to get funding for a full 3-year degree course?

    Thank you
    Your 2009 attempt will count, but if you had Compelling Personal Reasons that made you drop out you can apply for it to be discounted. If your CPR application is successful then you will be allowed that year of funding back. You do have to apply and give evidence, though - it's not just automatic because you were ill.
 
 
 
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