Learning how to manage your money is a crucial part of University life. Even if you think you are good with money, being at University and coping with how your student funding is paid brings different challenges.
Below are suggestions as to how you might be able to get your hands on some extra cash. Select the relevant arrow or question and advice and information will be revealed.
If you are an International student some of the answers below may not be relevant to you, however. If you are worried about your finances please contact us
Why not work through the Understanding your Budget module in Moodle.
You will learn how different situations may impact your budget while you are a student and there are interactive quizzes to try. Give it a go!
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Have you claimed all possible student support?
Consider part time work
Apply for additional support funds from the University
Sort out an interest free overdraft on your bank account
Are you eligible for state benefits?
Most full time higher education students are not entitled to income related benefits, however certain groups may be able to make a claim. As a general guide you may be able to claim if you:
You may be eligible for Child Tax Credits if you are a student and have responsibility for a child. The Student Advice Centre can help you work out if you qualify for any benefits. The SAC is situated in the Portland Building on University Park Campus. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Childcare Support Fund
Nottingham Potential Bursary
Additional allowances from the Government or NHS
Both the Government via Student Finance and the NHS offer additional funding depending on your personal circumstances.
From Student Finance there is the;
From 2020 entry the NHS offers (in addition to Student Finance):
Student Finance Enquiry Line /NHS student helpline
If you need to phone Student Finance England (SFE) then you can call them on +44 (0)300 100 0607. Calls will be free from a landline and also count towards free minutes packages on mobiles. (If you have no free minutes, they will cost no more than a standard geographical call).
For Student Finance Wales, Northern Ireland or Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) please check their web pages for helpline numbers.
You can call the NHS Student Helpline on +44 (0)300 330 1345
Talk to the and Financial Support team
If you are finding it difficult to resolve a problem with Student Finance or the NHS please get in touch with the Funding and Financial Support team.
The Team are experienced in helping students resolve funding problems. During term-time we offer appointment sessions to support with more complex issues or queries.
You can find more information on our Talk to Us pages.
Is there any help while my funding is sorted?
If your student funding is delayed through no fault of your own, then we may be able to offer a short term, interest-free loan from the Student Crisis Fund until your funding is through.
Please note we will not lend money to cover accommodation costs or tuition fees. Please contact the Accommodation Office or your accommodation provider, or the Student Account Services team for fees (email@example.com ) to let them know your funding is delayed and to sort out a payment plan.
Telephone SAC: 0115 84 68730
Email SAC: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paying household bills
Contact the Financial Support Team
University Park NottinghamNG7 2RD
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