Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

Are you waiting for your next bursary payment?

You’ll be pleased to know that as May is just around the corner, so is your next instalment of University of Brighton Bursary Payments are due to be made during the week commencing Monday 9th May. If you were late to have your student finance assessed during this academic year, you’re in your first year of study and you…

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Apply now for next year’s funding

Students who are continuing their studies in September should apply now for funding for 2014/2015. The easiest, safest and quickest way to apply is online: https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-student-finance If you make an application by 27th June 2014 your finance should be finalised ready in plenty of time for the start of next academic year.  If you make an application after…

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It’s not too late to apply for this year’s funding

You can still make an application for funding for this academic year before 31st May 2014 and have your claim backdated to September 2013. Full time students – if you think that you might be eligible for more funding than you are currently receiving, you should check the table at the the link below and…

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Access to Learning Fund – closing date for final year is looming

If you are a final year student experiencing financial difficulties, you can still apply to the Access to Learning Fund up until this Friday 9th May 2014. For more information and an application form please contact Student Advice Service by phone on 01273 642888 or pop in to the Student Services office on your campus…

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Continuing students should reapply for funding now

Student Finance England advises continuing students to apply now for next year’s funding  Students who are returning to their studies in the 14/15 academic year can now re-apply to Student Finance England (SFE) at www.gov.uk/studentfinance The advice is don’t wait! You need to apply early to ensure that your finance is in place for the…

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Be aware of scams and phishing

Students are often targeted with  phishing  e-mails  around  student  finance  payment  dates (the next date being 28th April) Students  should ignore messages that tell them to ‘validate their account’or  provide  any  personal,  security  or  banking  details.  SFE, SLC, Student Finance Wales and SAAS will never request for students to provide or confirm their information in this way. Practical …

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Changes to the free uni bus in Brighton

The Big Lemon Bus company runs a free service between Brighton campuses, which is the 44 bus route between Grand Parade and Falmer.  Travel is free for for those carrying a Unicard (student ID card). If you don’t have your id with you, you may be charged the standard fare for that route.  Service changes Following on from comments…

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Student tax questions answered

Photo Credit: Images Money via Compfight You may have heard various rumours about how much tax students pay. Yes, students usually pay less tax, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore it all together – you could even be entitled to a refund in some situations!  Here’s the top tax questions we get at the…

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Spring things to do for next to nothing

Photo Credit: Rob via Compfight — Devils Dyke Spring is just around the corner (we hope!). Make the most of the great outdoors on our doorsteps and get active for next to nothing. Enjoy a seafront stroll, football match, game of basketball or table tennis, or if you’re feeling more adventurous: Cycle safely in Brighton and…

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Save on travel home at Easter

Photo Credit: Thomas Leuthard via Compfight If you’re travelling home for Easter, you can save on train tickets and other travel by booking in advance and shopping around. Here’s our discount travel top tips.

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