Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

Coming to Brighton through Clearing? Here are your finance FAQs

Welcome to the University of Brighton Money Matters blog If you are thinking about applying to Brighton through Clearing 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…

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Missed the deadline for applying for student finance? What happens now?

The official deadline for applying for student finance for September 2020 has now passed, but don’t panic if you missed it. You can still act now and avoid stressful delays at the start of the academic year. New students need to register an account to apply online for your funding whereas continuing students can just…

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News about the £5000 Health Sciences Training Grant

If you’re a new or returning student health professional, no doubt you’ll have lots of questions about the new training grant funding which has been widely promoted. The Student Advice team has produced a helpful factsheet which will be made available from your SSGT and the Student Advisers, but in the meantime, here are the…

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University Summer Fund for students facing significant financial challenges

The university has some financial provision to help students over the long summer vacation Who can apply We welcome applications from full time, continuing, undergraduate students enrolled on standard length courses who are in demonstrable financial hardship due to being unable to work over the holiday. We are particularly targeting students who have caring responsibilities…

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Summer Fund is open to continuing undergraduate students

We are launching a Summer Fund for students who are facing significant financial challenges over the long summer summer vacation. The fund comes in the format of a non repayable payment. Who can apply We welcome applications from any full time, continuing, undergraduate student who is in financial hardship, particularly if you are unable to…

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Student Finance extend application deadline for continuing students

Student Finance England and Student Finance Wales have extended the deadline for returning students to apply for funding from 12 June (Wales) and 19 June (England) to 30 June 2020 so this does give you a couple more weeks to get everything ready and decide if you want to make any changes before September. The…

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BEWARE current telephone scam ghosting as NHS ‘Test and Trace’

Unfortunately scammers pretending to be NHS staff have developed a new ploy to target people telling them they may have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 We have all heard about the genuine Test and Trace scheme which has been rolled out across the UK (confusingly using slightly different names)…

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Closing date for Student Support Fund

The Student Support Fund is open throughout the whole academic year to all Home fee paying students, both undergraduate and postgraduate. The closing date for final year applications has already gone, but we are still accepting applications from continuing undergraduate and postgraduate students. There is a short application form to complete which you can download from the…

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Student Advisers can help prospective students with no parental support apply for their funding

If you’re thinking about coming to uni in September, now is the time to apply for your funding. We want to make sure that your loan is agreed and in place at the start of term and for most students this process runs smoothly without any hitches. However, for some students from non traditional backgrounds,…

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Applying for student finance – advice for new students

September may be a long time off and you might not yet know what you’re going to be doing, but if coming to university is still on the cards, you should start your funding application as soon as possible. How do you apply for funding? It is easy and safe to apply online for your…

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