If your application to intermit is granted, you will need to inform your funding provider – for example, Student Finance England (SFE) – as soon as possible. We recommend that you speak to a student adviser to make sure that you have all the support and advice you need, as financial issues can be complex when it comes to intermission and vary according to individual circumstance.
You will not be liable to pay council tax, but you will be asked to repay some of the student loan and grant that you were eligible for when you began the course. You would cease to be entitled to student funding from your last recorded date of attendance, so you would be asked to return the surplus of that which you have already been given.
For example, if you intermitted from your course at the end of the Autumn term and were attending right up until the last day of that term, you would be asked to return the money that was intended to cover you for the vacation period. The Student Loans Company would write and ask you to repay it within seven days, but you could contact them to negotiate a realistic payment plan.
If you intermit on health grounds and are funded by SFE, you are automatically eligible for 60 days of additional funding. However, in order to receive this funding you must request it and provide appropriate medical evidence. If you remain unable to work and require funding beyond the 60-day period, you can apply to SFE for discretionary funding.
If you withdraw at some point during the academic year, you will be liable for tuition fees for all or part of that year. The percentage of the tuition fee that you are charged depends on when you leave the course: term one (25%), term two (50%) or term three (100%).
Disabled Students' Allowance
Students receiving Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) will have this funding withdrawn. You will not generally be entitled to welfare benefits unless you have already had entitlement.
For more information on:
- the university’s bursaries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- NHS student bursaries, contact your school office or the NHS Student Bursary Team on 0300 330 1345 or 0191 279 0570
- Training Bursaries, contact your school office
- external postgraduate funding, contact your respective funding provider.