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Gap year and local fees
This is something that SFE or a university would need to decide. In general, residence purely for the purpose of education does not count as ordinary residence. However, if she is living with a parent on a permanent basis and has all the relevant permissions to remain in the UK, this may be viewed as ordinary residence.
I suggest you call SFE (I am assuming you are in England, not Scotland, Wales or N. Ireland. If you are in one of the latter you must call the relevant body - SAAS etc):
Also look at the ukcisa site at:
I hope this helps.