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Withdrawal, Re-admission or Transfer

 

Withdrawal

If you are considering withdrawing from university, you can discuss the implications of this with an Adviser in Student Based Services. Understanding the financial and academic implications is important to help you to decide what you want to do and when it is best to do it. An adviser can inform you about the situation with your fees, student loan and entitlement to funding for any future course of study.

 

If you are studying medicine, it is essential you speak with Lancaster Medical School prior to withdrawing.  Please email the School Administrator Julie Pearcy for advice and a withdrawal form.

 

If you decide to withdraw, and are unable to make an appointment with one of the advisers, it is important that you inform the University of your intention. You can do this by completing a withdrawal form in Student Based Services (the form is also available via the link below) or by submitting a withdrawal statement. This will ensure that all relevant departments within the University, and where necessary, your Local Education Authority and the Student Loan Company, are notified of your withdrawal.

 

Seeking Re-admission

If you want to seek re-admission to a new course at Lancaster University to begin in the next academic year you will need the permission of the receiving department. Once you have this you will need to speak to the Student Registry (telephone: 01524 5-92085) so that the re-admission request can be processed.  If you wish to finish your current year of study, you will need to successfully complete the year before you can proceed and re-admit onto a different degree scheme. If you have received a Lancaster Funding Award and it is agreed that you can withdraw and re-start or repeat a year of your course and have received an award you will not be able to receive the award again on your return.  You are only permitted one award per academic year of study.

 

Transferring to another institution

If you are interested in transferring your studies to another institution you can contact the institution directly to discuss details such as course content, course requirements, admission requirements (to Part I or to Part II if relevant). If you decide to study at another institution it is advisable to wait until you have your offer in writing before formally withdrawing from Lancaster University (telephone: 01524 5-92085).

 

Tuition Fee Refunds

Self Funded Students AND Students whose tuition fees are paid either wholely or partly by a sponsor (not SFE)

Withdrawal up until 11th October 2013:
Any NEW student who withdraws and has a recorded date of last attendance up to and including 11th October 2013 will not be liable for any tuition fee for that academic session.  Any CONTINUING student will be charged as below.

Withdrawal up until 1st November 2013:
Any student who withdraws and has a recorded date of last attendance up to and including 1st November 2013, will be charged pro-rata based on the number of weeks that they have been in attendance.

Withdrawal after 1st November 2013:
Students who are recorded as ‘self funded’ will be liable for the full academic session’s tuition fee.

 

Students in receipt of a Tuition Fee Loan from Student Finance England

Students receiving a fee loan will be charged as follows:

Withdrawal up until 12th October 2013:
Any NEW student who withdraws prior to this date will not be liable for any tuition fees.  Any CONTINUING student will be charged as below.

Withdrawal on up to 9th January 2014:
Any student who withdraws and has a recorded date of last attendance up to and including 9th January 2014, will be charged 25% of the annual years tuition fees.

Withdrawal on 10th January 2014 up to 21st March 2014:
Any student who withdraws and has a recorded date of last attendance from 10th January 2014 up to and including 21st March 2014, will be charged 50% of the annual years tuition fees.

Withdrawal after 22nd March 2014:
Any student who withdraws and has a recorded date of last attendance from 22nd March 2014 onwards, will be charged 100% of the annual years tuition fees.

 

Students whose tuition fees are paid by Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)

Students receiving a tuition fee loan from SAAS will be charged as follows:
Withdrawal with a date of last attendance before 1 December:  £0 fee charged
Withdrawal with a date of last attendance on or after 1 December:  100% of total tuition fee

 

Students whose tuition fees are paid by the Government of Jersey, Guernsey or Isle of Man

Students whose tuition fees are being paid in full by the Island Government will be charged pro-rata based on the number of weeks in attendance (out of 30).

Students whose tuition fees are being paid in part by the Island Government and part by self will be charged as follows:

Withdrawal with a date of last attendance between Week 1 and up to and including Friday of Week 4:
Island Government:  pro-rata of their proportion of total fee based of the number of weeks in attendance
Self:  pro-rata of their proportion of total fee based on the number of weeks in attendance

Withdrawal with a date of last attendance after Week 4 of Term 1:
Island Government:  pro-rata of their proportion of total fee based on the number of weeks in attendance
Self:  100% of their proportion of total tuition fee

 

Students whose tuition fees are paid either wholly or partly by a sponsor (not listed above)

Sponsored students who have a date of last attendance after Week 4 of Term 1 will be charged the full academic session’s tuition fee.  If the student is sponsored, the sponsor will be liable for this fee or their share of it as per the original sponsor agreement.  In the event that the sponsor refuses to pay, the student will become liable for the fee charged.

 

Please note sponsored students must provide the university with a copy of their sponsorship confirmation letter.  If the university does not have proof of sponsorship, the student will be treated as ‘self funded’.  University ‘Weeks’ are determined by the university and not based on the individual student registration/Re-registration date.

 

 

If you have any queries please contact Jo Malbon, Student Records Officer (Student Adviser), telephone 01524 5-92085, email j.malbon@lancaster.ac.uk. or Kate Deeming, Welfare Adviser, telephone 01524 5-93335, email k.deeming@lancaster.ac.uk

 

For more detailed withdrawal guidance, helpful links and a withdrawal form, please click here

 

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