Whether it’s advice on student loans and grants, information on bursaries and scholarships, help with extra financial support, EU funding or casework, our Student Funding team can advise you on all aspects of student funding. For tips and advice, our managing your money pages are packed with ideas on how to make your student budget go further.
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Where to find us
For help with your student funding enquiries, please go to or write to:
Student Funding Unit, 4th Floor, Nancy Astor Building, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA.
Opening hours are Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 4pm.
New for 2017…
The Student Funding Advice and Information Desk
The Student Funding Advice and Information Desk will be situated at the circular Crosspoint desk, ground floor of the Roland Levinsky Building. A member of the SFU team will be there to help with any queries you may have relating to your funding, including your student finance, the Financial Support Fund, bursaries and awards, the short-term loan scheme or any other related advice and guidance you may need. You will not need an appointment please just feel free to drop by for an informal chat.
The desk will be open at the following times from 11 September 2017 – 1 June 2018:
Monday - 1pm-3pm
Tuesday - 11am – 1pm
Thursday - 10am-12pm.
Got a question about student finances? Here’s who to ask…
We’re here to help with many of your financial enquiries, including
- Student loans and grants
- Bursaries and scholarships
- Extra financial support
- EU funding
For specific queries on any of the following, please contact the relevant team and they’ll be happy to help.
Authorisation of Career Development Loans, contact the relevant Faculty Office.
Payment of NHS, Social Work or Teacher Training Bursaries, contact the relevant Faculty Office.
Your student funding FAQs
Wondering why your grant hasn't come through yet? Need information on short term loans or emergency funds?We answer your student funding FAQs
Managing your money
Looking for ways to make your student budget go further?Check out our tips and advice for managing your money
Extra financial support
Are you experiencing financial difficulties? There are a variety of bursaries and funds available to you.Check out bursaries and other funding options
More money-saving tips and advice
Watch the Money Saving Expert.com video for more tips, useful hints and advice on managing your money at university.Find more information on the Money Saving Expert website
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