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University and College Hardship Funds

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
Locality
National Organisation
Age range
Suitable for ages from 16 years to 99 years
Referral route
No Referral Needed
For people with
Suitable for Everyone
Eligibility criteria
  • Receipt of Benefits
  • Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
Provider category
Universal Services - Suitable for Everyone
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Last updated 02 May 2023