Withdrawal or Transfer 2012/13
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 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.
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 12th October 2012:
Any NEW student who withdraws and has a recorded date of last attendance up to and including 12th October 2012 will not be liable for any tuition fee for that academic session. Any CONTINUING student will be charged as below.
Withdrawal after 12th October 2012 up until 2nd November 2012:
Any student who withdraws and has a recorded date of last attendance after 12th October 2012, but up to and including 2nd November 2012, will be charged pro-rata based on the number of weeks that they have been in attendance.
Withdrawal after 2nd November 2012:
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 13th October 2012:
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 13th October 2012 up to 10th January 2013:
Any student who withdraws and has a recorded date of last attendance from 13th October 2012 up to and including 10th January 2013, will be charged 25% of the annual years tuition fees.
Withdrawal on 11th January 2013 up to 18th April 2013:
Any student who withdraws and has a recorded date of last attendance from 11th January 2012 up to and including 18th April 2013, will be charged 50% of the annual years tuition fees.
Withdrawal after 18th April 2013:
Any student who withdraws and has a recorded date of last attendance from 19th April 2013 onwards, will be charged 100% of the annual years tuition fees.
Students in receipt of a Tuition Fee Loan from SAAS, Isle of Man, Guernsey or Jersey
These governments have their own rulings so please contact the Student Registry to confirm details (01524 592085 / 592207).
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 Downham, Student Records Officer (Student Adviser), telephone 01524 5-92085, email firstname.lastname@example.org. or Kate Deeming, Welfare Adviser, telephone 01524 5-93395, email email@example.com
For more detailed withdrawal guidance, helpful links and a withdrawal form, please click here