University and College Hardship Funds

Type of service:
Finance And Funding
Service description:

You could get extra money from your university or college if you're experiencing financial hardship. You may be, for example:

  • a student with children, especially single parents
  • a mature student with existing financial commitments
  • from a low-income family
  • disabled
  • a student that was previously in care (a 'care leaver')
  • homeless or living in a foyer

The amount you can get is decided by your university or college. It’s paid in a lump sum or instalments. You usually won't have to pay the money back, but in some cases you’ll get a loan that you have to repay.

To apply, simply contact the student services department at your university or college. They'll decide if you qualify.

Cost:
Free
Age range:
16 years - 99 years
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
Last updated on:
07/11/2019