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    Stupidly picked a private uni to study at....now I'm realizing that I'd rather go to a larger uni with more facilities and more importantly, the only way I can afford it is if I used my maintenance grant to pay for part of the tuition fees.

    Is it too late to change now? I want to study English Literature but I have no idea where or whether I'd have to submit an entirely new UCAS application and on top of that whether I'd get accommodation sorted as well in time.
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    (Original post by honeysmoke)
    Stupidly picked a private uni to study at....now I'm realizing that I'd rather go to a larger uni with more facilities and more importantly, the only way I can afford it is if I used my maintenance grant to pay for part of the tuition fees.

    Is it too late to change now? I want to study English Literature but I have no idea where or whether I'd have to submit an entirely new UCAS application and on top of that whether I'd get accommodation sorted as well in time.
    At this point you'd have to be released in clearing but rather than making a rushed decision, it'd be a better idea to do a fresh application and start next year.
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    (Original post by honeysmoke)
    Stupidly picked a private uni to study at....now I'm realizing that I'd rather go to a larger uni with more facilities and more importantly, the only way I can afford it is if I used my maintenance grant to pay for part of the tuition fees.

    Is it too late to change now? I want to study English Literature but I have no idea where or whether I'd have to submit an entirely new UCAS application and on top of that whether I'd get accommodation sorted as well in time.
    I dont think it will be possible to change at the moment, but you should check online. The most probable option will be to wait until next year and take a gap year.

    Many students are beginning to move into the accom for next academic year, so accommodation may be difficult to get now.

    My suggestion is to check online for any courses still open, get in, apply for accommodation if possible and then go to uni. Else, either you go to the private uni or take a gap year and reapply for next year.

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    (Original post by honeysmoke)
    Stupidly picked a private uni to study at....now I'm realizing that I'd rather go to a larger uni with more facilities and more importantly, the only way I can afford it is if I used my maintenance grant to pay for part of the tuition fees.

    Is it too late to change now? I want to study English Literature but I have no idea where or whether I'd have to submit an entirely new UCAS application and on top of that whether I'd get accommodation sorted as well in time.
    Have you paid any money yet?
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    Have you paid any money yet?
    Paid half the first terms accommodation fees and if I register have to pay some of the first terms fees upfront
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    (Original post by honeysmoke)
    Paid half the first terms accommodation fees and if I register have to pay some of the first terms fees upfront
    How much will it cost you to walk away? How much extra over three years (compared to a normal uni) will it cost you to stay? Which uni is it?
 
 
 
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