FAQ

What do I do if my funding isn’t in place for the start of the academic year?

This is my second time studying at university, will I still be eligible for funding?

 

What do I do if my funding isn’t in place for the start of the academic year?

  1. Students should always make provision for their living costs for at least the first 2-3 weeks after they enrol onto their course; longer if their funding application has not been approved / completed.  Student Loans/Grants are paid only once fully approved by the funding authority, the National Insurance number has been checked and once confirmation of attendance has been received.
  2. Where the student is having difficulty obtaining their funding and needs help liaising with their funding authority, they should come to the Student Support Centre to see if the Student Funding Team can help.  Drop-in sessions are available in the Student Support Centre, Monday to Friday 12 noon to 2pm.

This is my second time studying at university, will I still be eligible for funding?

  1. Students can usually only get student finance for their first higher-education qualification.
  2. The number of years for which a student is eligible for funding is calculated as: Length of current course + one additional year – years of previous study
  3. An additional year of support may be available if a student needs to repeat a year due to compelling personal reasons, such as illness, and can prove this.
  4. Further information regarding Student Finance eligibility can be found here.