Change of Circumstances

Change of Circumstances

 

Change of Circumstances

At certain stages throughout a student’s time at University or before they start, their circumstances could change – affecting what financial help they could get from Student Finance England. 

Before the start of their course students can use their online account to make changes to:

  • their choice of course
  • their choice of university or college
  • the details of their placement
  • the amount of loan they’re applying for
  • their personal details

After their course has started, the student can still update their personal details online but if they intend to change their course, repeat a year, suspend their studies or if the fee they’re being charged changes, they’ll need to ask the University to inform Student Finance England.

 

Students Withdrawing or Suspending their studies

In addition, if a student decides to suspend or withdraw from their studies, they’ll need to let their University or College know immediately. The University or College will then notify Student Finance England who will decide if their existing student finance should continue.  See the factsheet entitled "Students taking a break or withdrawing from their studies" - available to view via the link to the left of this page.