The access to learning fund aims to support full-time undergraduate students who face financial difficulties. The offered Grants from the Access to Learning Fund aren’t repayable. Most of the part-time students will be considered for additional support with related-costs for the course e.g. equipment, travel and books. It cannot be given to support with tuition fee payment. UK students who started their course and didn’t receive a fee grant will be entitled to a bursary of £75 per 30 credit module towards the cost of their fees. The eligible students have to be studying with minimum of two fully weighted modules with rate of £423 per module.
The grants are based on the needs, so the value cannot be determined until submitting your applications for university Hardship funds or you can request applications from Student Funding Office then you should fill the form and return it back. Applicants will be contacted for a 30 minutes confidential interview with a specialist Student Funding Adviser. You will be notified with the result after 10 working days.
Registered part-time undergraduates who pay UK home fees in addition to having settled status and have been ordinarily resident for three years immediately before starting their studies at the British Islands. They have to be enrolled on minimum of 50% of a full-time equivalent programme. They will have to provide genuine financial hardship in addition to having explored all ways of supporting yourself. They should have taken out the full entitlement of Student Maintenance Loan. The priority will be given to students with disabilities and students with dependents. The applications cannot be considered from undergraduates who have finished, permanently withdrawn from or abandoned the course.