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If you're taking a break from studying (i.e. interrupting your studies) then you may be able to access financial support, either via Student Finance under compelling personal reasons and discretionary funding, or through Universal Credit.
To get advice on what support you may be able to access, please contact SUBU Advice.
If you interrupt your studies, Student Finance will reassess your entitlement for the year. You are only entitled to funding for the period of your enrolment, so if you take a break from study your entitlement may be reduced, resulting in an overpayment. Overpayments are different to the rest of the loan and must be paid back sooner. For more information see Student Loans Company - Grant and Loan Overpayments