SMART Funds available to you as a UEL student

Did you know that UEL's Student Money Advice & Rights Team (SMART) offer daily drop-in appointment sessions? The team gives advice in regards to student funding issues and it asseses a catalogue of additional funding that you could apply for.

It is important that you maximise your funding by applying for funds that are available to you!

The funds that are currently available are as follos:

SMART Hardship Fund: The SHF is available to provide extra financial help for particular costs which are not already being met from statutory (or other) sources of funding, helping students remain in higher education.

To apply for this fund, click here.

SMART Progression Fund: The SPF can provide targeted financial help to help you remain in higher education. If you are an undergraduate student with the following criteria, this fund can help; if you have children in registered childcare, if you have high travel costs (living outside of London Zones 1 - 9), if you are a final year student with high course costs (studying architecture, fashion design, fashion textiles, fine art, photography).

To apply for this fund, click here.

Disabled Students' Allowance Discretionary Support Fund: This fund is open to new applications for Disabled Students Allowance. If you are asked to pay £200 towards the cost of any computer recommended in your Needs Assessment, you can apply for this fund.

To apply, click here.

Emergency International Fund: All European Union and International students are eligible to apply to this fund. Students must be currently enrolled on a full-time programme, demonstrate that they have maximised their income from all other available sources and demonstrate that they made appropriate plans to finance their studies to completion but now find themselves in financial difficulty due to unforeseen circumstances.

To apply for this fund, click here.

Care Leavers and Foyer Bursary: For information on this bursary, please visit our dedicated Care Leaver page.

Part-Time Postgraduate Fee Waiver: This provides support for part-time post graduate students on a low income or receiving a qualifying benefit.

To apply for this fund, click here.

Additional Fee Support Scheme: The AFSS provides support for part-time undergraduate students whose fees exceed the maximum fee support avialable, where there is a difference between the statutory fee support and the actual fee. It is only available for part-time undergraduate students who started courses before 1 September 2012 or who are end-on students or students who transfer from a course they started before 1 September 2012.

To apply for this fund, click here.

Part-Time Childcare Grant: The PTCG is a means tested childcare award for part-time students who are using registered childcare provision. The grant offers a contribution to childcare costs but is not intended to cover actual costs incurred. It is available to students from low income background who do not receive the childcare element of the Working Tax Credit (WTC) or the NHS Childcare Grant. This fund is only available for part-time undergraduate students who started courses before 1 September 2012 or who are end-on students or students who transfer from a course they started before 1 September 2012.

To apply for this fund, click here.

For any more information on the SMART team, please visit our page here.

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