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If you withdraw from your course, suspend status, drop below half-time enrolment, or otherwise become ineligible for US federal loans, you must email [email protected] immediately.
Under US federal law, Ravensbourne is required to report any changes to your enrolment within tight timescales and, if necessary, to complete a Return to Title IV (R2T4) calculation and arrange for any 'unearned' loan funds to be returned to the US Department of Education.
Full information is available in the Return to Title IV Policy on our consumer information page, but the key facts are summarised below.
However, as a Tier 4 student Ravensbourne’s policy governing Tier 4 students may affect your ability to take a leave of absence from your studies.
Whilst students are normally expected to complete their course within the timeframe specified on their Course Handbook and CAS, Ravensbourne will whenever possible try to accommodate requests from students to defer their studies (up to a maximum of one academic year). Applications for deferral of studies must be made in consultation with the student’s Subject Leader by submitting a Deferral of Studies form to the International Development Department. Students who wish to defer their studies at Ravensbourne for more than 60 days will be advised to leave the UK and will be reported to the Home Office/UKVI and Tier 4 sponsorship will be withdrawn.
Students who have deferred their studies but wish to return to Ravensbourne following the withdrawal of Tier 4 sponsorship may be able to return subject to Ravensbourne’s Deferral of Studies Policy. In addition they must meet the requirements to be issued with a new CAS from Ravensbourne and will be required to apply for a new Tier 4 visa.
Tier 4 students who are suspended by Ravensbourne from their course for a period lasting more than 60 days will be reported to the Home Office/UKVI within 10 working days of the change. In these cases Ravensbourne will normally withdraw Tier 4 sponsorship, which will result in the student’s immigration permission being curtailed and the requirement to obtain fresh immigration sponsorship and/or a new visa.
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