Withdraw from study
If you stop study completely, you need to let us know straight away.
You also need to officially withdraw with your education provider.
Your Student Loan and Student Allowance payments stop from the date you withdraw.
If you're getting any other payments, we'll let you know how these will be affected when you contact us.
If your education provider refunds any compulsory course fees to us, they will be paid directly to your loan. This means that your Student Loan balance will go down and you'll have less to pay back.
If you're getting a Student Allowance or Student Loan and you withdraw from your course, it could affect when you can get another one in the future.
There's also a limit to how long you can get a Student Allowance for and how many Student Loans you can get in your lifetime.
Studying another course in the same year
You can't get a loan for more than 2 EFTS of study a year. If you withdraw from study and your education provider refunds the full amount of your compulsory course fees to us, we won’t the count the EFTS for that course as part of the 2 EFTS.