Hardship Fund

The Hardship Support Fund provides financial support to help you to access and remain in higher education, and can help alleviate unexpected financial hardship.

The Hardship Support Fund is now closed. It will reopen in the new academic year. Please check this page for updates on the opening date and how to apply.

You can apply to the Hardship Support Fund to help with course-related costs such as childcare costs, books, materials, IT Tech support and travel, and general living costs such as student accommodation, food, and utility costs.

Payments can also be used to meet exceptional costs, such as repairs to essential household equipment, assistance with priority debts, and other emergency situations that arise. The fund is not designed to meet the cost of tuition fees. You will need to explain any of the above in your personal statement.

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