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Hardship Fund

The College offers a Hardship Fund for students who are experiencing exceptional financial hardship. Students must be age 18 or over on 1 July 2018 and have explored all other sources of funding before applying to the Hardship Fund.

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The Hardship Fund can assist both Further and Higher Education Students studying on a full or part time basis. Assistance is available for Tuition Fee costs, living costs (full time students only), books/materials and kit costs, travel costs and childcare.

When to Apply

Students must be enrolled before applying for the Hardship Fund. Application packs will be available from Campus Receptions from the start of September. Applications must be submitted at an Application Submission clinic. Clinic dates and times will be listed in the application pack.

Payments

Students are required to maintain an attendance level of 80% or above.  Payments will be made retrospectively and based on attendance.  Students will receive up to five payments for travel and/or living costs throughout the academic year.  Childcare payments will be made directly to the Registered Childcare Provider and based on the Student’s level of attendance. Payments will be issued monthly in arrears upon submission of invoice from the Childcare Provider.

Further Information & Contact Details

Students must be enrolled before applying for the Hardship Fund. Application packs will be available from Campus Receptions from the start of September. Applications must be submitted at an Application Submission clinic. Clinic dates and times will be listed in the application pack.

SERC Student Finance Advisors studentfinance@serc.ac.uk

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