Home/EU Undergraduate students eligible for full Student Finance
If you are a home student or an EU national who is eligible for full Student Finance, you can apply for help from the FAF. You must have taken your maximum Student Finance Maintenance Loan in order to apply. If you are only eligible for an EU tuition fee loan, you can still apply for help from FAF towards your living costs. EU students are expected to have made provision to have access to the equivalent of the maximum amount of the Student Finance Maintenance Loan. If you cannot show this level of funding, but your essential living costs such as rent, travel and food are less than this, then you can still apply to the FAF if you can show that you have an income equivalent to at least 75% of your outgoings. If you need advice about applying, contact a Welfare Adviser in the Advice and Counselling Service.
You can apply for a standard award which is help with the difference between your income and basic expenses. You can also apply for a non-standard award for help with a sudden financial emergency or special circumstances or costs that other students might not have, which are causing you financial difficulties. You need to explain these in the Personal Statement in Section 10 of the application form. If you need help with your application, contact a Welfare Adviser in the Advice and Counselling Service who can help you to explain your circumstances and the financial help you need.
Whether you are applying for a standard award, or a non-standard award, or both at the same time, there is just a single application form.
You can apply in each year of your programme and as early in the academic year as you like, once you have enrolled. It might be advisable to apply early as the fund is limited and might run out towards the end of the year. You can apply more than once each year if your circumstances have changed during that year. The way that applications are assessed is more generous for final year students, so even if you applied in earlier years and didn’t get an award, it can still be worth applying in your final year.
You can get an application form and more information from the Student Enquiry Centre, ground floor, Queen’s Building, the Advice and Counselling Service, the Students’ Union and the Student Office at Whitechapel. Or download a form from:
The deadlines for applying for standard and non-standard awards are stated in the guidance notes which you can download with the application form.
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