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We are a British family returning to the UK, and will be spending two years there while our son completes his A levels. Since the home fee status for universities is based on three years of residency, is there any exception in our case? If not, would the international fee only be applicable for the first year until we reach the three year residency threshold?
Answered by Alison Patterson
Each university makes a determination on fees status on a case-by-case basis. So, it's a little difficult to say for sure how each university will decide. I think you could make a strong case for home fees. Were your children born in the UK, and did they spend some time in the country before moving overseas? Have a look at our advice on eligibility for student finance. I suggest you contact the relevant student funding agency, links at the foot of this page, as they may be able to help. It may be that two years' residence is sufficient.

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