Change of Circumstance

If you repeat study, suspend your studies, transfer to a new course or withdraw from your course it can affect the level of funding you’re eligible to receive.  Your funding body call this a change of circumstances.

What is a Change of Circumstances?

A change of circumstances is when you:

  • repeat a year or part year of your course (including an external resit or studying on a part-time basis)
  • suspend at any point during your course
  • transfer to a new course
  • withdraw from your course

Why is it important?

A change of circumstance can have an impact on your eligibility to receive student loans. If you decide to make a change in your studies before looking into the financial implications you might not be able to get a tuition fee loan in future, especially if you have previous study from another degree. Your funding body might also ask for a repayment from you if they think you’ve had an overpayment from your maintenance funding.

How can I find out more?

We’d recommend reading our web-pages before you make any decisions. You can also give us a ring, send us a message via our enquiry form or come to a drop-in session to discuss this further.