April 12, 2020 at 19:31 #150694
I’m a uni student but now finishing my first year. I won’t be back in my halls next semester and university lectures won’t be continuing – just exams online. My tuition payments are automatically debited from Student Finance… do you know if I will still be charged for that semester and my halls? Do I have any rights to stop that?April 13, 2020 at 11:14 #150708Sam SmithParticipant
Hi Jen, I think you’ll still be charged for the semester unless the University have said otherwise. I imagine there’s some virtual lectures etc? And aren’t the exams part of all that?
As for your halls I find it very unlikely you’ll be charged for that. What have your Uni said about this? Even if you are charged I guarantee you won’t be the only one effected, there will be lots of people asking for a refund and it would be unreasonable for you not to get it.
It may also be worth asking the other students on your course too.April 13, 2020 at 14:02 #150721Annie ThorpeKeymaster
As universities continue to provide lectures and exams online, this year’s tuition fees won’t be refunded. The same goes for many halls of residence rents, too – you’ll need to check with your uni for specific guidance on that. Some are offering reduced rent or no rent, but it’s all up to each individual institution as to what they want to do about it.April 18, 2020 at 11:29 #150838
Hi Annie & Sam – I have exams but no virtual lectures online so am losing out on a semester worth of teaching so just wandered if there would be a partial rebate for that. I have now had a letter though from university saying I can apply to cancel my halls contract which I have done so so hopefully that all works out. Thanks!April 20, 2020 at 15:13 #150891Annie ThorpeKeymaster
At least you can cancel your halls – that’s a start!
If you’re not getting any online tuition at all, that’ll affect your long-term learning on the course, too. Exams might get pushed back next year, all sorts. I think you’re in a strong position to fight a partial refund of fees if you’re not receiving any tuition. We’ll look into this further and get back to you soon!April 21, 2020 at 09:36 #150912
Thanks – hopefully might stand a chance of a partial refund, especially if thousands of other students have been put in similar situations.June 5, 2020 at 13:15 #151772Sunnii-ElleKeymaster
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