The Student Funding Office can help with funding queries whilst you are a student here at the University. Staff can help with:
The Student Funding Office is based on the ground floor of Senate House. The office is open on weekdays throughout the year from 9 am to 5 pm.
If you are a full-time UK student, you should have already applied for your student support for the coming academic year.
Students from England apply to Student Finance England.
Students from Wales apply to Student Finance Wales.
Students from Scotland apply to SAAS.
Students from Northern Ireland apply to Student Finance NI.
If you are a student from England you should have applied for all or some of the following:
Please note: if eligible, you will receive either the Maintenance Grant or the Special Support Grant, not both.
Please note: students from Wales are eligible for a non-means-tested tuition fee grant of £5,535 from Student Finance Wales, which reduces their tuition fee liability to £3,465. A non-means-tested loan is available for the remaining £3,465.
Funding for students from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales may be different and you will need to contact your funding provider for details.
If you did not apply for your student support by the deadline, you may find that you do not receive the help you are eligible for by the beginning of term.
If you did apply by the deadline, and have not yet received your student support notification, you should contact your funding provider to find out about any possible delays.
If you have not yet applied, you are not too late, but you are advised to do so immediately. If your student loan for living costs (for UK students) or funding is delayed, you may be eligible for a short-term loan, up to a maximum of £200. Please contact the Student Funding Office team once you are registered for further information.
Home UK students, particularly those in receipt of a full maintenance or special support grant, should visit our funding pages for more information of fee waivers and bursaries available from the University of Bristol.
EU students will not be eligible to receive a maintenance grant from the Government, however they are eligible for fee waiver support from the University of Bristol, provided they have been financially assessed by the Student Loans Company's EU team and have a household income of £25k or less. Home EU students should visit our funding pages for more information.
Students normally resident in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man pay tuition fees at the rate negotiated between the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Islands' governments.
Please visit the tuition fees page on the Academic Registry website.
There have been reports that some students and staff are receiving bogus phishing emails that claim to come from Student Finance England, asking for account or security details.
Do not follow the links in any email that claims to come from Student Finance England. Make sure you’re logging into the genuine site by using this web address, direct.gov.uk/studentfinance.
If you receive a suspicious email, don’t disclose your details. Report it to the Student Loans Company using firstname.lastname@example.org.