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Will the gift year I already used affect my SFE after gap year?

Just need some advice, I have just completed my second year fully and I am currently struggling to find a placement for this September so there may an issue where I may need to take a gap year and find a placement job which I will be able to do next year September.

Since I think that I already used my gift year (did a foundation) will this potential gap year have any affect on my SFE for when I come back for my last two years? I have seen some conflicting information that a gap year can be counted as a gift year but I wont be taking a maintenance loan and will not be in university so also no tuition loan so maybe this is a dumb question but I would like a second opinion.

Thanks in advance
Original post by fantashy
Just need some advice, I have just completed my second year fully and I am currently struggling to find a placement for this September so there may an issue where I may need to take a gap year and find a placement job which I will be able to do next year September.
Since I think that I already used my gift year (did a foundation) will this potential gap year have any affect on my SFE for when I come back for my last two years? I have seen some conflicting information that a gap year can be counted as a gift year but I wont be taking a maintenance loan and will not be in university so also no tuition loan so maybe this is a dumb question but I would like a second opinion.
Thanks in advance

Hi there, a gap year wouldn't affect your funding as long as you've not enrolled or been awarded funding for that year. Thanks, Jason

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