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My university is being very unsupportive and I’ve gotten an offer elsewhere. I did a foundation year and I’m eligible to an extra 4 years of funding which is the exact length of my new course. However before I leave my university and withdraw do I have to pay any fees then and there ?? What if I can’t afford it. The website says something along fees and paying back 100% but does that mean I pay the Tution fees again myself ? I already know I owe £9250 for this year that I will pay back after I work.
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The portion of your tuition fees that you are responsible for will still be paid by your loan.
You will get a letter telling you how much maintenance loan you are entitled to keep (to be paid back the usual way) and you must give the rest back. If you do not pay them back then next years loan will have an overpayment deduction on it and you’ll get less.
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The portion of your tuition fees that you are responsible for will still be paid by your loan.
You will get a letter telling you how much maintenance loan you are entitled to keep (to be paid back the usual way) and you must give the rest back. If you do not pay them back then next years loan will have an overpayment deduction on it and you’ll get less.
I don’t understand, I am still currently at student and I used my maintenance loan for the rent accommodation and student necessities. Why would I need to pay it back before withdrawing ?
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As maintenance loans are only to 'maintain' you whilst you are actually a student, if you withdraw before the end of the year, but after that term's maintenance loan instalment has been paid to you, you will have to refund the overpayment. But if you remain enrolled at your current university until the end of the academic year, you should not have to pay anything back.
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(Original post by Ohnourlp)
My university is being very unsupportive and I’ve gotten an offer elsewhere. I did a foundation year and I’m eligible to an extra 4 years of funding which is the exact length of my new course. However before I leave my university and withdraw do I have to pay any fees then and there ?? What if I can’t afford it. The website says something along fees and paying back 100% but does that mean I pay the Tution fees again myself ? I already know I owe £9250 for this year that I will pay back after I work.
I think the confusion may be because you are using the word 'withdraw' when you are actually 'transferring'. Withdraw means that you are leaving the university before the end of the year, and not completing your Foundation year (or whichever year you are in). I suspect you are 'transferring' ie completing your Foundation year, and then instead of progressing to year 1 at the same uni, you are transferring to another uni. If you are transferring then so long as you don't have an y debts like damage bills or rent owing to the uni that is fine, fees etc are collected through the student loan process.
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I don’t understand, I am still currently at student and I used my maintenance loan for the rent accommodation and student necessities. Why would I need to pay it back before withdrawing ?
You’re allowed to keep a certain amount of your maintenance loan based on how long you’ve been there. Basically they’ll ask you to give back the part of your most recent loan payment and how much depends on when you withdraw.

I withdrew 1 week after I received a loan payment and I was told I was allowed to keep £52 and had to give the rest back
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It's best to check with somebody from SFC or even your student's union/support but I don't think you will be required to pay anything back 'there and then' if you complete that foundation year and then move on to a different course. I changed courses halfway through my first year of uni and the extra student finance that had technically been overpaid (because I didn't complete the semester) was just taken off of the rest of my student finance for the other course (divided between 3 years), but in your case it seems straight forward.
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You’re allowed to keep a certain amount of your maintenance loan based on how long you’ve been there. Basically they’ll ask you to give back the part of your most recent loan payment and how much depends on when you withdraw.

I withdrew 1 week after I received a loan payment and I was told I was allowed to keep £52 and had to give the rest back
That would only be the case if they were completely withdrawing and not going to uni. I think OP plans on completing the foundation year and then transferring.
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I think the confusion may be because you are using the word 'withdraw' when you are actually 'transferring'. Withdraw means that you are leaving the university before the end of the year, and not completing your Foundation year (or whichever year you are in). I suspect you are 'transferring' ie completing your Foundation year, and then instead of progressing to year 1 at the same uni, you are transferring to another uni. If you are transferring then so long as you don't have an y debts like damage bills or rent owing to the uni that is fine, fees etc are collected through the student loan process.
Thank you so much
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