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    Hi,

    In 2016/2017 academic year I started BSc degree which was 3 years, however, didn't find neither university nor my course interesting, so dropped out in the middle of the first term. I was charged £2250 for tuition fees for that year.

    This academic year 2017/2018 I started a new 3 years course at different university and got funding for the whole duration of my course. Nevertheless, I'm finding it quite a struggle and was thinking of dropping out and starting a completely different course next year.

    Would I be eligible for a full funding given the circumstances that I only had funding for the first term in 2016/2017 and taking into account that I would leave the current university before the end of term 1? Or would that mean that I only have 2 years left of funding?

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    Greta
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    Hi,

    In 2016/2017 academic year I started BSc degree which was 3 years, however, didn't find neither university nor my course interesting, so dropped out in the middle of the first term. I was charged £2250 for tuition fees for that year.

    This academic year 2017/2018 I started a new 3 years course at different university and got funding for the whole duration of my course. Nevertheless, I'm finding it quite a struggle and was thinking of dropping out and starting a completely different course next year.

    Would I be eligible for a full funding given the circumstances that I only had funding for the first term in 2016/2017 and taking into account that I would leave the current university before the end of term 1? Or would that mean that I only have 2 years left of funding?

    Regards,
    Greta
    You get length of course + 1 - previous years study. Student finance work backwards; so you'd have to fund year 1 yourself. Unless there's a compelling personal reason (not liking the course doesn't count) for you to have dropped out.
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    (Original post by greta20)
    Hi,

    In 2016/2017 academic year I started BSc degree which was 3 years, however, didn't find neither university nor my course interesting, so dropped out in the middle of the first term. I was charged £2250 for tuition fees for that year.

    This academic year 2017/2018 I started a new 3 years course at different university and got funding for the whole duration of my course. Nevertheless, I'm finding it quite a struggle and was thinking of dropping out and starting a completely different course next year.

    Would I be eligible for a full funding given the circumstances that I only had funding for the first term in 2016/2017 and taking into account that I would leave the current university before the end of term 1? Or would that mean that I only have 2 years left of funding?

    Regards,
    Greta
    Hi greta,

    Even if you have only attended each academic year for a few weeks, it still counts as one academic year when calculating previous study.

    If your were able to transfer from your current course to a different university then your funding would continue as it is. Speak to your university about this.

    If you withdraw from this course and apply as a new student for a new course, then we would take your previous study into account when calculating your support.

    We look at the length of your new course, then we add an additional year.

    From this figure we minus the two years previous study.

    Year one you will receive a maintenance loan only unless you can provide evidence of extenuating circumstances, also known as their Compelling Personal Reasons (CPR)

    Thanks Rona
 
 
 
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