Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

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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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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Do you need to contact Student Finance?

Have you got a question about your student finance payment, assessment or evidence which cannot be resolved through your online account? Do you need to talk to Student Finance England/Wales, Northern Ireland or SAAS? Did you know you that you can set up permission for Student Finance to talk to someone else on your behalf,…

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Still waiting to receive your funding? Check your student finance status

  Most new and returning students who applied before the guaranteed assessment deadline for this year’s funding should have now received their first instalment of  Maintenance Loan. If you have been assessed, but you’re still waiting to receive your first payment, you should check your online account for a status update. When you log in…

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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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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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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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How to apply for funding for 20/21 – continuing students

Are you going to be continuing with your studies in September? If the answer is ‘yes’, you need to get your funding sorted. It has probably been a year since you applied for the current year’s funding and a year feels like a very long time ago right now. You might not be aware that…

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The Student Advice team extends a warm welcome to all new and continuing students

Most continuing students will have been paid their first instalment of loan and things should be running smoothly for new students. For new students who enrolled last week, we tell Student Finance once you’re here and this will trigger your first payment of Maintenance Loan paid into your chosen bank account. This can take 5…

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