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The Education (Student Loans) (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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9.—(1) Every applicant and every eligible student shall as soon as reasonably practicable after he is requested to do so provide the Scottish Ministers with such information as they consider necessary for the exercise of their functions under these Regulations.

(2) Every applicant and every eligible student shall forthwith inform the Scottish Ministers if any of the following occurs, and provide them with particulars–

(a)he withdraws from, abandons or is expelled from his course;

(b)he transfers to another course, at the same or a different institution, whether or not the new course is a designated course;

(c)he ceases to attend his course and does not intend to, or is not permitted to, return for the remainder of the academic year;

(d)he is absent from his course for more than 60 days due to illness, or is absent from his course for any period for any other reason;

(e)the month for the start or completion of the course changes; or

(f)his home or term time address or telephone number changes.

(3) If the Scottish Ministers are satisfied that an eligible student has wilfully failed to comply with any requirement to provide information, or has provided information that the student knows to be false in a material particular, or has recklessly provided information which is false in a material particular, they may determine that the student shall–

(a)no longer be eligible for any loan; or

(b)not be eligible for such a particular loan or particular amount of loan as they consider appropriate in the circumstances.

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