Leaving uni for mental health issues

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Hi,

I’m on my second year of an Art degree. The past year or so I’ve been really struggling with my mental health, to the point I stopped eating and now am dealing with anorexia. I’ve just started recovery it’s really hard and it’s making me really tired, grumpy and I have absolutely no energy. I really want to drop out of uni and maybe go back next year, can I do this? Just got my student finance so would I have to pay that back now? If I leave?

I literally can’t deal or cope with my studies at the minute life is just way too hard. I can’t even get out of bed most days let alone go to uni and do work. I’ve already fallen so far behind with my work.

Thanks.
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You may have to give back a certain amount of your most recent maintenance loan however except for that, all other loans will be paid back the usual way.

Another important thing to know is that you usually only get funding for the length of your course 1 year. This means that if, when returning to university, you started back in first year, you would more than likely have to pay for your final year yourself as you’ve already used 2 years worth of funding.
You can sometimes get extra funding if you can prove you had to drop out due to mental/physical health etc

I think what you want to do would be better achieved by taking a leave of absence rather than dropping out
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