So I am a first year and have been classified as an international student at uni. I accepted the offer with that fee status (perhaps rather stupidly) because I believed I was exempt from home status due to my living abroad for education purposes.
For context, I went to primary school in the UK. However, for secondary school, I returned back to my home country. The aim of returning was purely educational as my parents wanted me to go to a fee paying school but couldn’t afford it here. We sold our house but retained financial dealings in the UK, including bank accounts, national insurance, etc. They run a business based in the UK as well so they continue to mostly reside in the UK in a family friends home, and have NHS coverage.
Now I know it’s term time and all, but I’ve spoken to a lot of people in situations like mine or worse than mine who are here in uni with home fees. My parents aren’t rich by any measure but they’re sacrificing a lot to pay my international fees which I now believe I may not even have to pay. Could anyone please advise me on whether it’s worth appealing my status?
My uni says we have the option to appeal mid-course in certain circumstances. Do you believe it’s worth doing so?