Long story about what's happened- I went to university to do Zoology and halfway through my second year I took an interruption basically because I wasn't sure whether this degree was right for me and wanted to consider changing degree but also I had some anxiety - once I left I kind of found out that my anxiety was over issues I had with my knee and have since had surgery to correct these knee issues (I obviously have medical evidence for this). I have realised that I want to change course to veterinary nursing but because I'd done 1.5 years of zoology I thought i may as well return to finish my 2nd year to gain a diploma before starting my veterinary nursing degree. The way funding allocation works is length of new course (4 years) + 1 minus length of previous study (2 years) so I knew that I'd only get funding for 3/4 years of my new degree which is fine. However I found out recently that sf counted the interruption as a year of study so that I'll only be funded 2/4 years now which I can't afford.
SO I'm applying for compelling personal reasons to discount the interruption as a previous years study which I don't think is unreasonable as I'm not actually asking for another years funding as obviously whilst on interruption I didn't get funding. Or should I maybe ask and see if I can get all years funded too? As I can barely afford the £9250 I will have to pay for one of the years tuition fees - would it be likely that I would get the interruption year discounted as well as having another year funding? It seems like most of the cpr allocations are for people repeating a year due to failing it because of issues they've had- do many people changing course get given cpr?