If you're in higher education, you may have questions about your student loan, or how your illness might affect your student fees and benefits.
Student loans and tuition fees
Your university's disability services team or money advice team can advise you and provide helpful information about student loans and tuition fees.
Contact your student finance company to tell them about your situation. The Student Loans Company has details of all of the UK's loan providers. This will help minimise the amount you're charged for tuition fees during any times you can't continue with your course.
It’s worth contacting the student finance company, as there are certain circumstances in which you could be eligible for an extra year’s funding.
My university was brilliant. Where student loans were concerned they made sure that I secured funding for my return after one year and made sure I didn't incur any unforeseen charges or interest.
If you're renting a place to live while at university but can no longer attend your course, you may be worried that you'll have to keep paying rent.
Try to speak to your landlord to see whether they'll cancel your contract because of your situation. If you have a CLIC Sargent Young People's Social Worker or Community Worker they can help you get support.
Go to the housing page for information about organisations that can help with these issues.
Content last reviewed: November 2015
Next planned review: 2016