Fees and funding
The Student Finance and Welfare team offers accurate information about student funding and up-to-date guidance on accessing grants and bursaries to help you avoid debt and manage your money.
Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund is provided by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and administered by Student Finance and Welfare. It has been set up to contribute towards the cost of university study and living for students classified as being of Home (UK) status. Once you’ve applied for and received all other funding you’re entitled to, you can apply. Applications are assessed on income and expenditure, so supporting evidence will need to be submitted with your application. EU and International students cannot apply.
The Disabled Students' Allowance
Aimed at students who have extra costs due to disabilities, this allowance is means-tested and may include extra money for specialist equipment, non-medical helpers and extra travel costs. Visit the Disabled Students' Allowance pages for details of how to apply.
Part-time students may be eligible for certain Government-funded benefits and grants to ease the cost of higher education. Students on a low income may qualify for two non-repayable grants, a course grant and/or a fee grant.
Other benefits available:
- Housing benefits: contact your local authority through Direct Gov.
- Child tax and working tax credits: contact the Inland Revenue .
- The Course Grant and Fee Grant: are to help with expenses like books, travel, course costs and fees. Find out more at Direct Gov .
Student Gateway - Student Finance and Welfare Team
T: +44 (0)116 257 7595
E: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Finance – Income Section
T: +44 (0)116 257 6429
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