10. I have successfully completed a 'Year Zero course' (such as Foundation Pathways in Technology/Management, Government and Law Foundation Year) and will be progressing onto a different course in the next academic year. Should I inform the Student Loans Company of this change?
Yes - you should inform the Student Loans Company of the course change via your Student Finance online account.
Please note that you will have to select a slightly different version than the standard degree - the version that should be selected for progressing Year Zero course students should have the letters EXTDYR in the course name title. For example - if you were progressing onto BSc Biological Sciences after completing a Year Zero course you should inform the Student Loans Company that you are changing course to BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES EXTDYR-FT or BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES EXTDYR-SW (if you were planning on studying a placement year). The FT stands for Full Time and the SW stands for Sandwich. If the UCAS code of the new course is entered on the online application, all available versions will be visible for selection.
Please also ensure that you select course Year 1 of this new course (as you have already studied course Year Zero/foundation in the previous academic year). In subsequent academic years please make certain you remain on the EXTDYR version when applying for Student Finance.
If you haven’t studied a Year Zero course, please DO NOT attempt to link yourself to any of the EXTDYR versions for Student Loans Company purposes as this may cause funding problems.
If you have any queries regarding which course you should select during your Student Finance application please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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