Transfers, suspensions and withdrawals - Financial Implications
Everyone at the University wants you to enjoy your time here and to succeed at your programme and we will support you in achieving this. Due to personal or academic issues you may, however, think about changing programme, suspending your studies or withdrawing from your programme. There can be financial implications involved with such changes to study – for example, liability for tuition fees, repaying student funding, funding whilst taking time out and/or the impact on funding for future studies.
Before taking any course of action, it is in your best interests to talk with a tutor and to contact a student finance advisor about the financial implications.
Remember that you do not have an automatic right to transfer courses – you need to have permission from both the outgoing and incoming programme leaders. There may also be funding implications if you transfer.
If you are thinking about withdrawing, you must talk to an adviser from Student Services or The Link in the Students' Union about the financial implications of your decision, and a member of staff from your School (or College) about the academic options available to you. If you are worrying about continuing your programme, we want you to be able to talk through the difficulties which you are experiencing. We would like to explore with you what might make a difference and help you to carry on.
If you decide you do want to leave, our discussions will ensure that you have made an informed decision. If you decide to leave, you must formally notify us of your decision. You will need to fill in a withdrawal form, which you can get from your School (or College) office. We will not know that you have left until we receive the completed form, and the precise date of your withdrawal can be significant for a variety of reasons.
Withdrawal will be deemed to be effective from the date that this form is received. You must remember that withdrawal does not end all your obligations to us as a student (such as your liability to pay tuition fees or accommodation costs).
If you are a home or EU student and withdraw within the first two weeks of the published start date of your programme or do not start your programme, you will not be charged any tuition fees by the University – and the University will not accept any payment made by the Student Loans Company on your behalf. Any tuition fees already paid to the University will be refunded to you.
Contact the student finance advisors on:
T: 01642 342277
The University's fees and charges regulations set out in more detail our policy on tuition fees, other charges and fines, and what happens if you withdraw.
More details about the University's fees and charges regulations