Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

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Paying your fees in full by 1st November? You could be entitled to claim a rebate

    Did you know that the university offers a rebate scheme for students who pay their tuition fees in full by 1st November? What is it? An incentive called the Early Settlement Discount which is part of the university’s Tuition Fee Discount Schemes. Effectively it is a 5% reduction of your annual tuition fees which is applied retrospectively once you have cleared your fees for the year. Who…

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Time is running out for the old pound coin so shake out your coin stashes

Say hello to the new……………………..    Wave goodbye to the old…………………….   The round one pound coin will no longer be legal tender from midnight this Sunday 15th October, so shops, bars, cafes, restaurants etc will be able to refuse them should you try to pay for something with one. However, some retailers may well continue to accept…

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Do you need to contact Student Finance? Just Ask Us

        If you need to speak to your funding to ask them a question or provide them with some additional information, you may find this useful: Student Finance England – 0300 100 0607 Phone lines are open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and on the weekend 9am to 4pm It is usually…

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Have you got a question about your student finance status?

Are you still waiting to receive your funding? There could be a number of reasons for this…….. You need to return your loan declaration form. This will be a pdf document attached to your online Student Finance England/Wales/NI/SAAS account. You need to print, sign and date the form then return it to your funding authority….

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Pop up charity shop Moulsecoomb campus Wednesday 4th October

NOW! Charity are coming to Brighton Come along to Cockcroft Hall this Wednesday 4th October and fill your boots with all the useful second bargains. If you’re missing any household items, small appliances, crockery, bedding items or you’re after a change of seasonal wardrobe, there could be something for you. All at a fraction of the…

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Getting ready for the new term? Are you on track with your student bank account?

R~P~M via Compfight Whether you have just accepted your offer of a university place, or you’re progressing to the next academic year, now is the time to get your banking in order. Some of you might be all over this already, which is great, but for those of you bamboozled by which bank account to choose, this…

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Resits and repeats – what happens to student funding?

Are you taking resits at the end of the summer? Resubmitting work at the end of the summer? Or repeating part or all of an academic year in 17/18?

Unlock the maze of opening a student bank account

                    Why open a student bank account? It’s always a good idea to open a student bank account, rather than a ‘standard’ bank account, if you can. The main reason for doing so is that student bank accounts generally give you access to an interest-free overdraft…

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Travel to uni by train? Got an opinion about the timetable?

                Southern Rail has launched a new timetable for next year which proposes a reduced service along the east and west coast. Have your say before it becomes a reality. Deadline 27th July 2017. The idea is that there are better connections to London destinations, which is much needed as the…

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Support and advice for carers #CarersWeek

Student Advice is supporting Carers Week 2017 Bournemouth Borough Council via Compfight We would like to encourage any student carers out there to come and talk to a Student Adviser about their financial situation. What we can offer: student funding checks – are you getting everything you’re entitled to? DWP Benefit advice – does someone in…

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