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Are you a home student in significant hardship, either because of extra costs you have to meet or due to an overall shortfall of income?
You may be able to receive help from the Financial Support Fund. This fund provides discretionary financial assistance to help you to access and remain in higher education, particularly if you need financial help to meet additional costs that cannot be met using other sources of support.
The fund can help to alleviate unexpected financial hardship for home students. We particularly encourage students who may be considering leaving higher education because of financial problems to apply.
Students studying at Partner Colleges including UPIC and students on Degree Apprenticeships are not eligible for the Financial Support Fund. The University’s Academic Partnerships have their own allocations, so students should apply directly to the college they attend.
Opening period for 2023–2024: 2 October 2023 – 31 May 2024. 
Please note that the Fund will close at midday on 31 May and applications and full evidence must be submitted by midday on that date. Final-year students must submit their application and all supporting evidence by 10 May 2024 unless their course finishes after 31 May. In that case they can apply until 31 May 2024.
Please note that you must be registered on your course and must have received statutory funding before you can apply.
Our Financial Support Fund Guidance notes contain more information on conditions and criteria, as well as answers to your FAQs.

How to apply