Frequently Asked Finance Questions
We have put together a list of frequently asked questions to try and help you get an answer to your queries quicker.
Below are some of the most common areas of concern that students have around their funding however if you are still unsure or cant see your question below then you can contact the Money Advice & Funds Service by emailing email@example.com or book a one to one appointment by visiting the askUS desk.
Making the decision to study:
For example, previous study in higher education for more than one extra year often means that you will not get a tuition fee loan for the whole course, meaning you may have to pay some fees yourself. Any self-funded years of study are directed towards the beginning of your course not the end.
Some of our these bursaries have deadlines, the Salford Student Bursary has an application deadline of 31 October 2016. If you are a care leaver contact us early so you can be shortlisted.
Getting an offer, and before the next academic year starts:
Registration and starting your studies:
If your funding still doesn’t arrive then check these vital things:
- Have you registered with the university?
- Does your Student Finance Breakdown have the University of Salford as your University?
- Have you signed and returned your declaration form?
- Does your online student finance account ask you to submit other information?
Only registration can trigger your payment, so ring your student finance authority to see if they have received your ‘confirmation of attendance’ from the university? Check that they have your correct bank details.
If you have just switched university, your previous institution’s records office must know that you have formally withdrawn from them in writing, and they must have told SFE about this, or this will also stop you getting paid
- Have you enrolled for the current academic year, and if in your 1st year, have you collected and scanned your Salford ID card?
- Have you applied for your student funding package?
- You are enrolled on a full-time course?
If you can answer yes to all of the above and wish to apply for an Emergency Loan, please contact the Money Advice & Funding Service Team to find out how to apply.
Emergency Hardship Loans are only available during the first term for students. If you are still experiencing hardship after getting your student funding, you may be eligible to apply for the Salford Support Fund
Changes to your study or circumstances:
If you are interrupting due to an illness, you may still be able to get full student funding for up to 60 days of the illness. In some cases, this may be extended such as if it may cause financial hardship or you have caring responsibilities.
Interrupted students are still classed as ‘students’. You may only receive benefits if you have taken time out because you are ill, pregnant, have to care for someone or were already getting them when attending.
If you would like to further discuss how your Student Finance funding will be affected, you can contact our Specialist Finance Adviser on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduation and beyond: