You need to be aware of the financial implications of leaving the University.
For instance, if you're in receipt of the Essex Bursary or NHS Bursary,
or receive any other financial support, changing your course status will
have an impact on your financial situation. You also need to consider your
fee liability, any loan/grant overpayments, Council Tax and unemployment
benefits, eg being voluntarily without an occupation.
Discussing financial matters
If you're thinking of leaving and in receipt of any financial support,
please ask for financial advice before doing anything. There are specialist
advisers in your Student Services Hub. You can also visit SU Advice.
If you're a postgraduate research student please contact your graduate
administrator in the first instance.
Owing fees to the University
If you withdraw from your course you will still have to pay some or all of the
fees. You should check our tuition fee policy
(.pdf) to find out which fees will apply to you. If you have any questions, contact your
Student Services Hub.
If you're a Home or EU student in receipt of tuition fee loans to pay your
tuition fees, the University will notify
Student Finance England when it has processed your withdrawal request should
you decide to leave Essex. You should also contact them to inform them of your withdrawal.
If transferring to a different institution means repeating a year of study,
you should be aware that this may use up the ‘gift year’ of funding.
You're required to begin repaying your student loan the April after you
finish/leave your course if you're earning over £18,935 per annum, or £25,725 if you
started your course in October 2012.