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You are eligible to apply to the Student Hardship Fund if you are enrolled on an eligible course.
Student's with 'home' fee status can apply in every academic year of their course.
International and EU students can apply in their FINAL year of STUDY only, unless they have experienced an unexpected change in circumstances after the start of the academic year, that has impacted on their finances. One year Masters courses are not considered to be a final year of study. In general students will have had to evidence they have sufficient funding to cover fees and living costs in order to obtain a Visa.
As the funds have a limited amount of money we aren't able to help every applicant. Some students are given priority; eg students with children, final year students. However you can still apply even if you are not a priority student. All UK applicants must have applied for, and received the first instalment of, their full student loan entitlement before applying to the UoN Support Funds.
Home, EU and International students can apply for help through the funds towards essential childcare costs.
You MUST supply copies of:
You will also need to provide documents relevant to your particular circumstances, for example:
You can apply at any point in the academic year before the published deadlines. However, funds are limited and while every effort is made to ensure that they remain available throughout the year (September - early July), this cannot be guaranteed. You are encouraged to plan/review your budget early in your academic year so that, wherever possible, you can anticipate any difficulties and apply early. If you are a final year student whose course ends in June you need to ensure that we receive your application form with all relevant documents at least six weeks before the end date of your course.
All other students must apply by the July closing date advised on the application form.
Many students find it difficult to manage on the statutory support they receive and often incur debts as a result, however, we cannot include all debts when assessing an application. What we can include depends if your debt is classed as a priority or non-priority. Only priority debts will be considered when assessments are carried out.
Priority debts examples: rent arrears; council tax arrears
Credit card debts and bank account overdrafts are not priority debts. Please contact the team if you need clarification.
You can only apply once in an academic year, but if your circumstances change or you have unexpected expenditure you can apply to have your application reassessed. Please email the Funding and Financial Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org to outline your change in circumstances, and attach supporting documents, including printouts for ALL bank accounts covering the previous two month period.
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