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    Student Support Fund

    What is the Student support fund?

    The Student Support fund provides discretionary financial assistance to students to help them access and remain in Higher Education – particularly those students who need help to meet extra costs not met from other sources of support.  The fund can also be used to help alleviate unexpected financial hardship.

    The Student Support Fund opens from 1st November 2017.  The deadline for applications is Friday 20th April 2018.  Please note that the fund is limited so there is always a chance that if you leave it till the deadline to apply, the amount you receive may be less than had you applied, and been assessed, earlier in the year.

    How can I apply?

    Please note - we are no longer able to accept paper applications and from November 2017 all applications to the student support fund must be made electronically and via the steps below.  In addition all supporting documents must be submitted electronically.

    Please note  - we cannot accept applications via email.

    Step 1: Read the guidance notes and gather electronic copies of all of the necessary supporting documents.

    Step 2: Complete a copy of the electronic application form and save it so that you can upload it later.

    Step 3: Upload the application form and copies of all supporting documents via the submit link below. On submission your request will be logged on our enquiry system and you will see a popup success message along with a reference number. You will also receive an email as confirmation of receipt to your university email account from UniHelp.

    Step 4: The student financial support team will aim to contact you within 24 hours to give you an indication of how long it will take to check your application. At certain times of the year (and specifically November, December and April when we receive the most applications) it may take up to 3 weeks for your application to be initially considered.  Check your university email account and look for an email from UniHelp with this update.

    Step 5: Your application will be checked and assessed and if we require further information we will contact you.  If your application is unsuccessful (which means that a payment will not be paid to you as your income is deemed sufficient to cover your essential expenditure) we will let you know as soon as possible. If your application is successful we will confirm any payment to be made and an associated payment plan, if the award is to be paid in instalments.

    All communication will be via email from UniHelp.

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