The Living Costs Fund, which will open in October, is designed to provide a safety net to help you to continue to study as you adjust to higher living costs.
The fund can help you with your most immediate need providing an amount of money or a voucher that will help you buy some food, toiletries, pay part of a bill, or rent, or childcare costs. The fund is limited, benefitting more students, more often.
You do not have to pay back the money or the voucher.
You can reapply to the fund if your circumstances change and you are struggling with an unexpected cost or higher living costs.
You are eligible to apply for the Living Costs Fund if you have an unexpected cost or are struggling to buy food or toiletries, pay a bill or rent, or cover costs of childcare, and are:
If you are a home (UK) student, you must have applied for the full student loan that is available to you.
You can reapply to the fund if your circumstances have changed and you are struggling to buy food, toiletries, pay a bill, rent or childcare.