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%). Please refer to the university’s tuition fee policy for exceptions and further details. Contact the Student Advice Service for support and advice.
Once you have an agreed leaving date, you will need to inform your funder of the change in your student status. They will consider you as having left your course and you will be liable to repay any loans in accordance with the normal guidelines. This means that, if you started your course in 2011 or before, your student loan will become repayable in the April after you leave your course and are earning the repayment threshold amount or above. However, if you started study in 2012 or later, you will not be required to start loan repayments before April 2016.
If you receive bursary payments from the university, these payments will stop when you withdraw. You may also be asked to repay some or all of any bursary payments made to you in the current academic year. You can discuss this issue with a student adviser or contact the bursary team by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (01273 643310). If you have been awarded a scholarship or studentship and you withdraw, the scholarship is likely to be reduced or removed. Please check the terms and conditions of your specific scholarship to determine the effect this will have on your fee liability.
It is important to understand that if you do not repay any debt owed to the university it could result in the university referring you to a debt collection agency or the courts for a County Court Judgement. This would damage your credit rating in the future and could have implications if you want to re-enrol.