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    I started a nursing diploma in Sept 2008 but took a leave of absence in May 2009 after falling behind in my studies, I then re-joined the course on a new cohort in January 2010 to complete year one, but again took a leave of absence starting July 2010.

    I never returned to the course after July 2010 and I let my Uni know that I would not be returning (withdrawing) about mid-way through this 2nd leave of absence.

    I have calculated this time as 2 years of previous study would this be correct?

    If so would this mean I have to fund the first year of my new degree using this calculation.

    New course is 4 years + 1 gift year – 2 years previous study = 3 years of funding.

    Is this correct? I just wanted to check as I am getting myself confused about the SFE rules.

    Thank you very much for any help.
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    I started a nursing diploma in Sept 2008 but took a leave of absence in May 2009 after falling behind in my studies, I then re-joined the course on a new cohort in January 2010 to complete year one, but again took a leave of absence starting July 2010.

    I never returned to the course after July 2010 and I let my Uni know that I would not be returning (withdrawing) about mid-way through this 2nd leave of absence.

    I have calculated this time as 2 years of previous study would this be correct?

    If so would this mean I have to fund the first year of my new degree using this calculation.

    New course is 4 years + 1 gift year – 2 years previous study = 3 years of funding.

    Is this correct? I just wanted to check as I am getting myself confused about the SFE rules.

    Thank you very much for any help.
    Partial and incomplete years are counted as full years for student finance purposes, so yes you've used up two years. The calculation is correct, however, you may be able to get an additional year of funding by applying for Compelling Personal Reasons (note: you need to prove that you had a good reason for interrupting your studies, would you be able to get a doctor's note or similar?).
 
 
 
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