Changing Your Course or Interrupting/Withdrawing from the University

If any of your details change after you have applied for Student Finance, don’t worry – it’s easy to update your application. 

Before the start of your course you can use your online Student Finance account to make changes to:

  • Choice of course
  • Year of study
  • University
  • Amount of loan you are applying for
  • Your personal details

Change of Course or Resitting a Year

After your course has started please let us know about any changes to your course and we will inform Student Finance  - email the Student Loans Liaison Team at ssc@manchester.ac.uk with your ID number and the details of the change.

If you are thinking about changing courses within the University, you can find information on who to contact and what steps you need to take on the Academic Support pages.

Interrupting or withdrawing from your course

If you are thinking about changing courses within the University, you can find information on who to contact and what steps you need to take on the Academic Support pages.

If your tuition fees are paid to the University by way of a tuition fee loan, the date of your interruption or withdrawal may alter your tuition fees:

In the 2019-20 academic year:

  •  Withdrawal/interruption between 23/09/2019 – 12/01/2020 – 25% of the total fee will be charged
  •  Withdrawal/interruption between 13/01/2020 – 19/04/2020 – 50% of the total fee will be charged
  •  Withdrawal/interruption between 20/04/2020 – 05/06/2020 – full tuition fees will be charged

When you apply for student finance, the maintenance loan entitlement you’re assessed for is for the full academic year ahead. Payment is then made in advance to help with costs such as rent and living expenses, as you study.

However, if your circumstances change (such as taking a break in your studies, leaving your course, changing your course or university or there’s a change in your household income), these changes can lead to a reassessment of your student finance. If your entitlement to student finance is reduced, it can result in you being paid too much. The overpaid amount is known as an overpayment.