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Tuition fees contract terms
The SLC (Student Loans Company) regards you as liable for a term if you start that term, which is 25% of the fee for term 1, a further 25% for term 2 and the remaining 50% for term 3.
So if you start a term you will be liable for that term. Universities may choose not to claim anything for a period after the start of term (which means the SLC will not record the liability), but that is up to them. For example, Nottingham allows a three-week grace period.
If a university charges 50% for the first term, a loan will only be available for 25%.
Universities should make their terms clear in the offer letter.
Look at our Fees section: www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/university-tu.../
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