Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I don't enjoy my course so I tried to swap courses and still don't enjoy my new course. I started to look at apprenticeships in my hometown and today I got offered one but I'm not sure if I will need to repay the uni or student finance for anything? I thought I didn't have to pay anything back until I earn more than £21,000? I also don't know if I'll be happier leaving because I really enjoy living in a bigger city but I don't like my course.
    • Very Important Poster
    • PS Reviewer
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Brixey52)
    I don't enjoy my course so I tried to swap courses and still don't enjoy my new course. I started to look at apprenticeships in my hometown and today I got offered one but I'm not sure if I will need to repay the uni or student finance for anything? I thought I didn't have to pay anything back until I earn more than £21,000? I also don't know if I'll be happier leaving because I really enjoy living in a bigger city but I don't like my course.
    If you leave halfway between maintenance payments then once SLC get notification that you've withdrawn they'll calculate how much of your living costs loan was for the weeks after you left (but before the next payment in January). They'll then write to you explaining how much they've determined is an "overpayment" and ask you to get in touch with them about repaying it asap. They're very reasonable about this - they'll often accept you repaying in instalments or in cases of genuine hardship they may agree to the overpayments to be added to you student loan debt for repayment once you're earning over £21k.

    Your tuition fees should be fine - talk to your university to make sure that all the fees you're liable for will be covered by the 25% that SLC will have paid to your university.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Did TEF Bronze Award affect your UCAS choices?
    Useful resources
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.