Bath Spa University Hardship Fund

By | 13th April 2017

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Bath Spa University Hardship Fund

It’s a discretionary fund which provides assistance to students in financial difficulty. Awards are paid as grants and therefore do not have to be repaid back.

It can be used to help with living costs, as well as other costs such as childcare, travel, accommodation, household bills, books and course equipment etc but NOT tuition fees- except for part time undergraduate students who started their course before 2012 (see guidance notes for Additional Fee Support Scheme).

Please read the guidance notes for further information on how to apply and what information is required with your application.

When can I apply?

Students can apply for the fund at any time during the year but this must be more than 4 weeks prior to the end of the course to allow time to assess your application. Applications submitted in the final 4 weeks of a course cannot be considered.

You can download an application form and guidance notes or they can be obtained from the Student Services Centre in 4 West.

Additional Fee Support Scheme (AFSS)

This is only available to part-time undergraduates who started a course before 2012 – to help pay for tuition fees for those on lower incomes, where the fee grant does not meet the whole amount.

Short-term loans

Students who are facing a temporary cash flow problem can apply for a small short term loan. Repayments are normally expected within 2 months or when the next student payment is due (whichever is sooner). You will be required to provide your most recent month’s bank statement with your application.

You can download an application form and guidance notes or they can be obtained from the Student Services Centre in 4 West.

General enquiries

Bath Spa University
Newton Park
Newton St Loe
Bath
BA2 9BN
United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)1225 875875
F: +44 (0)1225 875444
E: enquiries@bathspa.ac.uk

International students living outside the UK should contact us via:

T: +44 (0)1225 875777
E: international@bathspa.ac.uk