It is sometimes possible to change your course to study another course at Aston. This can depend on whether you have the right grades for entry onto the course, the progress you have made on your existing course so far and if there is space for you on the new course. You need to start by deciding what course you would like to study and then contacting the admissions staff to see if they can offer you a place. It is not normally possible to change your course part way through the year and you may have to wait until the start of the next academic year to start your new course.
For further advice please book an appointment with a Student Adviser via the Hub reception as changing course can impact on your SFE funding.
You would normally need to apply for your new course through UCAS and it is not normally possible for you to start your new course at your new University part way through the year. You will probably find that you will need to wait until the start of the next academic year to start your new course.
Before making a decision to transfer to another university we advise that you book an appointment with a Student Adviser via the Hub reception as it may impact on your funding.
You can make a request to withdraw from your programme at Aston by completing the task on your student home page in MAP. Your school will reply to you request through the task in MAP so you need to remember to check your student home page regularly.
If you are a UK or EU funded student then you will need to tell Student Finance England (SFE) (or Student Finance Services for EU students) that you have left your studies. You may be able to do this by logging onto your on line account with Student Finance England and making changes to your application on line. You could also contact Student Finance England (or Student Finance Services) by phone. The university will also contact Student Finance England ( or Student Finance Services) to confirm that you have left your studies.
We advise that you meet with a Student Adviser via the Hub reception before withdrawing as it may impact on future funding from SFE.
If you will no longer be an Aston student then you cannot continue to live in Aston University accommodation. You need to go to the Accommodation Office and take evidence that you are leaving Aston. You will be liable for payment of rent for the full academic year even if you withdraw.
You can find more information about this in the Scholarships policy that applied in the year you began you course at Aston.
Undergraduate students will be charged in full for any full or partial terms attended.
For Post graduate students you should refer to the tuition fee policy.
The university will reassess the amount of tuition fees you will need to pay and will confirm your new tuition fees to Student Finance England.
The university will notify SFE if your withdraw partway through the year.
Once SFE receives confirmation from the University, they will reassess your funding entitlement for the year. SFE will recalculate your funding back to the dtae you withdraw and may ask you to repay any overpayment immediately. If you will be continuing with your studies then this overpayment can be taken off any payments you are entitled to receive in the future.
If you are withdrawing from your course and will be working then you will be asked to start repaying your loans from the April after your withdrawal unless you are earning insufficient money.
The years that you have previously studied at Aston (and any other Universities) will be taken into account when your funding entitlement for your future course is assessed. If you have more than one year previous study then you may find that you cannot get help with your tuition fees or the grant for part of your course. Exceptions can be made for students who have compelling personal reasons for taking longer to complete their studies.
We advise that you make an appointment with a Student Adviser via the Hub reception if you think your funding may be affected.
If it will only take one year longer to complete your studies then you will just use up your extra year of funding. If it is going to take more than one year longer to complete your studies or if you have already used your extra year’s funding, then you may find that you cannot get help with your tuition fees or the grant for part of your course. This will be applied to the earlier years of your course and your funding entitlement will be saved for the later years of your course. Exceptions can be made for students who have compelling personal reasons for taking longer to complete their studies.
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