UCAS Applications Update:
Applications remain open for courses starting September 2022.

Application & Finance

Financial Assistance Fund

Students who are experiencing unexpected financial problems or additional expenses to remain on the programme are encouraged to apply to the Financial Assistance Fund for support. This fund is for emergency use only and is open to all undergraduate students, although this fund is limited.

Information and criteria for students studying a Higher Education programme between Sept 2021 - July 2022

Students seeking to access the Financial Assistance Fund must be;

Currently enrolled on a UCWISE Foundation Degree, Bachelor’s Degree or Higher National Diploma (HNC/D) programme;

Able and willing to provide evidence to support their application to the Financial Assistance Fund; this evidence should include the last three months’ worth of all their bank, savings and credit card statements. Payments of over £100 may require further explanation;

Able to evidence attendance of at least 80% or above, or be able to evidence valid mitigating or extenuating circumstances to explain any non-attendance which must be supported by formal mitigating or extenuating circumstances documentation.

The Financial Assistance Fund is to help students who are experiencing financial difficulty. Applications will be individually assessed. The maximum payment per academic year is £300 however, higher amounts may be considered in exceptional circumstances

Students who receive support from the Financial Assistance Fund, must be fully committed to completing their programme. If for any reason this does not occur, then the student may be invoiced for the return of any funds distributed to them.

Further information and full criteria policy can be found on the policy page.

How to apply for the Financial Assistance Fund

To apply to the Financial Assistance Fund, please contact a member of the Student Experience Team or email undergraduate@sgscol.ac.uk from your student email.

Applications are processed in date order and once funds are exhausted, no further awards are made. We cannot guarantee that there will be sufficient funds to meet every application we receive or all the costs you might apply for. We therefore encourage you not to delay your application if you are in financial difficulty. The maximum payment, per student is £300 per academic year.