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Withdrawal - Funding and Finance Advice

If you are considering suspending, transferring course or withdrawing from the University it is essential that you speak to your Personal Tutor/Supervisor in the first instance. He or she will be able to offer advice on the options available and the formal procedures you need to follow.
If you are considering withdrawal, the Wellbeing Support services team can offer you support and advice. You can contact them on 024 7657 5570 or email studentsupport at warwick dot ac dot uk.

If you take a period of absence from your studies or permanently withdraw from the University there are various implications for your student funding and below are some general guidelines.

If you are staying in Warwick Accommodation we strongly recommend you contact the Warwick Accommodation Office to get advice about any potential financial liability. If you are an international student studying under Tier 4 regulations you should contact an immigration adviser about the implication to your UK visa.

Please be aware, if it has been agreed you can retrospectively withdraw your last date attendance will be the date agreed with your department. It is this date which will be used to calculate your liability for tuition fees and your eligibility for student support. If and when your retrospective withdrawal has been agreed with your department it is essential that you contact the Student Funding team for further advice.

For further advice, contact the Student Funding team or your funding body as detailed below.


Undergraduate Students

Tuition Fees

Contact the Student Finance Office on 024 7652 8471 or email studentfinance at warwick dot ac dot uk for further advice on the tuition fees you will be charged.

Have a look at the Undergraduate Tuition Fee Withdrawal Policy for more information.

Student Loans and Grants
  • The Student Loans Company will request repayment of any grants and maintenance loan for periods that you are not fully enrolled and in attendance during the academic year. If you have a grant or loan overpayment they will take this from future years' entitlement.
  • When you return to study, if your funding has been reduced because of an overpayment, and this has put you in financial hardship contact the Student Funding Team or your administrating body who may be able to help.
  • If you restart on a different course or at a different institution or take a period of temporary withdrawal this could have implications on subsequent years’ funding – most students are only entitled to receive funding for the length of their course plus one additional year.
  • The University will inform the Student Loans Company of your withdrawal but you may wish to contact them yourself to ensure you receive no further funding or if you need advice on future years’ funding.

You can find more information on the websites of the administrating body for the part of the country you normally live:

Student Finance England

Tel: 0300 100 0607

Student Finance Northern Ireland

Tel: 0300 100 0077

Student Finance Wales

Tel: 0300 200 4050

Student Awards Agency for Scotland

Tel: 0300 555 0505


NHS Bursary

If you are in receipt of NHS funding please contact the NHS Medical Student Bursary team or the NHS Social Work Bursary team to find out how withdrawing will affect you.

ITT Bursary

If you permanently or temporarily withdraw from your course you will be entitled to be paid the bursary for each month up to the month in which you withdraw. You will only be entitled to receive the bursary payment for the month you withdraw if you were in attendance on the 5th of that month. If you receive an overpayment of your bursary the debt will be transferred to your University account and you will be required to repay the amount immediately.

If you have any queries regarding your ITT bursary and the implications of withdrawing please email ittbursary at warwick dot ac dot uk.

Warwick Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries
  • If you are eligible for any scholarships or bursaries from Warwick you will be entitled to funding for the periods you are in attendance and are fully enrolled at the University.
  • If you have received an instalment of funding since your date of withdrawal you may be asked to repay it. If this is the case, we will write to your at your home address.
  • If you are taking a period of temporary withdrawal, your funding will resume when you return to your course, providing you have enrolled and still fulfil all the eligibility criteria.

Postgraduate Students

Tuition Fees

Contact the Student Finance Office on 024 7652 8471 or email studentfinance at warwick dot ac dot uk for further advice on the tuition fees you will be charged.

Have a look at the Postgraduate Tuition Fee Withdrawal Policy for more information.

Postgraduate Loan for Masters Courses
  • If you permanently or temporarily withdraw from your course your payments will stop. If you receive a payment after this you may be asked to repay straight away.
  • If you take temporary withdrawal your loan repayments will resume when you return to your course. However, if you take a break for two years or more during your course you’ll only get further payments if you can show you have compelling personal reasons.
  • If you permanently withdraw you can only get a loan for a new course if you had compelling personal reasons for leaving your first course.

You can find more information on the websites of the administrating body for the part of the country you normally live:

Student Finance England

0300 100 0031

Student Finance Northern Ireland

0300 100 0493

Student Finance Wales

0300 100 0494

Student Awards Agency for Scotland

0300 555 0505 (Option 5)

Professional and Career Development Loan

You must contact the bank you have taken the loan with if you permanently or temporarily withdraw.

  • If you take permanent withdrawal the bank will expect you to start repaying your loan one month after you finish learning.
  • If you are taking temporary withdrawal make sure you discuss this with your bank first as they will require certain evidence.

For more information call the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Postgraduate Scholarships

If you are in receipt of a postgraduate scholarship contact your awarding body to inform them of your intention to withdraw. If your scholarship is being paid by the university contact the Doctoral College who can advise you on the withdrawal process and any financial implications.