If you are resitting without attendance, you will not be charged a tuition fee and therefore will not need a tuition fee loan.
If you are resitting with attendance, you will be able to get a tuition fee loan for the blocks that you are resitting, providing you have not exhausted your +1 year (see below).
Student Finance England (SFE) will fund you for the length of your course, plus give you an additional year (+1). For instance, if your course is 3 years in length, SFE would fund you for 3 years + 1 = 4 years funding entitlement. They will then deduct any previous Higher Education (H.E.) study you have done (even if not completed). This remaining entitlement is allocated to the final year of the course first and worked backwards. Please see examples below:
Hamza is on a 3-year course. He has only had one attempt at Year 1 on a course at DMU in 2022/23 previously, and has failed 3 blocks, which he needs to resit with attendance. The calculation would be:
3 [standard duration of course] + 1 = 4 – 1 [number of previous academic years where H.E. study was undertaken] = 3
3 years funding entitlement remaining, which is allocated to Year 3, then Year 2, and then the resits for Year 1, meaning Hamza would receive a tuition fee loan for his resits with attendance.
Alex is on a 3-year course. She previously started a degree at the University of Wolverhampton, which she left after 2 months. She has now studied one attempt at Year 1 on a course at DMU and failed 2 blocks, which she needs to resit with attendance. The calculation would be:
3 [standard duration of course] + 1 = 4 – 2 [number of previous academic years where H.E. study was undertaken] = 2
2 years funding entitlement remaining, which is allocated to Year 3, then Year 2, meaning Alex would need to self-fund her tuition fees for her resit with attendance on Year 1.
If there were reasons outside of your control which have led to you needing to resit with attendance, then you may be able to apply for an additional year of tuition fee funding via Compelling Personal Reasons (CPR). Please see Going back to uni or repeating a year for more information. It could be due an illness, bereavement, mental health etc, and you would need to be able to evidence this. If you need help applying for Compelling Personal Reasons, please email email@example.com so we can book you into an appointment.