Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

Reimbursement for students travelling to the UK from red and amber list countries

The university is offering reimbursement towards essential costs incurred by students who have recently travelled from an amber or red list country in order to start or resume their study. This is open to all students, regardless of nationality, level of course or tuition fee status. How much is available? £875 towards the cost of…

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Having problems with Student Finance? We can help

It’s that time of year when students are obviously worried if their student loan hasn’t turned up, or if they have received a letter or email from Student Finance which they don’t understand. Student Finance are very busy at this time, and it can seem like a difficult task to get hold of them, let…

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Finance advice for students who are repeating modules

After the disruption of the last 18 months, some students will be returning to study having taken time out from their course or may be repeating modules from last academic year. This is perfectly normal, but there some financial implications which you need to be aware of. What happens if you’re repeating the whole year?…

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How and when the Maintenance Loan is paid

Most new and continuing students who applied for their funding in good time should have been assessed and able to see a status update on their Student Finance account. Student Finance use different terms to describe the status of funding applications/assessments. Let us tell you what the different options mean:  Awaiting confirmation – this means that  Student…

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How to be financially assessed as an independent student if you are under 25

In most circumstances home students under the age of 25 are assessed for their student finance based on their parent/s’ income.  However, there are situations where Student Finance can assess you as being independent from your parent/s. When this happens, they will not ask you to provide any financial information from your parent/s. The categories…

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How we support students who are care leavers or have no family contact

As the start of term approaches, you will receive a lot of information from us. You will be sent task lists, advice and guidance and invitations to join Belong at Brighton events – this is to help you prepare for your new adventure as a university student. We aim to reach all prospective and returning…

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Coming to Brighton through Clearing? Here’s your funding ‘to do’ list

If you are thinking about applying to Brighton through Clearing or you have already accepted an offer, and you are eligible to apply for student finance through Student Finance England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Student Awards Agency Scotland, you do have some things to cross off your ‘to do’ list before you can finally get…

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Financial support for students travelling to the UK from red and amber listed countries.

If you are a student travelling from overseas to the UK to start or continue your students at the University of Brighton, you need to be aware of the additional financial costs associated with travel from red list countries and amber list countries at this time. In response to these costs, we are offering the…

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Your funding explained – for EU students with settled and pre-settled status

Many of you with European passports may be wondering how Brexit has affected your access to student funding, and particularly for new students, there will be significant changes. We hope all our EU students have now applied for pre-settled status or settled status, depending on how long you have been in UK, and it is…

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Coming to University of Brighton in September? Check your funding and finance actions

Welcome to the University of Brighton! We hope that you are looking forward to starting your new adventure with us. Starting at university can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you are living away from home and managing your own finances for the first time. As the Student Advice Service, we want your university experience…

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