Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Department for Education (DfE) - University and College Hardship Funds

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Type of service:
National Organisation
Address:
Department for Education (DfE), Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3BT
Service description:
Contact your university or college to find out if you’re eligible for extra money.

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

What you’ll get

• 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.

How to apply

Contact the student services department at your university or college - they’ll decide if you qualify.

You’ll need:
• a copy of your letter from Student Finance England showing how much student finance you’ll get
• documents about your finances eg bank statements and rent details
Cost:
Free
Age range:
16 years - 99 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Age - Adulthood (18-25)
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
Last updated on:
18/10/2017

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