Applying from access fund from university advice

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Found 14th Oct 2007
I dont have many bills except internet, phone and for my electric meter, rent is cheap.

But my loan for the year is £2800 to last me 10 months.

I am expected to buy books for my course, and visit big cities nearby to visit museums, cinemas or whatever and that will cost a fair bit

And I have no money to just chillax!

I am at university for about 45 hours a week not including the weekly assignments and research I have to do(plus the travelling to places)

So I need cash.

I think I wil have a few interviews for christmas jobs so its just till then.

I do have savings but that will go fast and if I tell them that I have them I wont get money!

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How many jobs have you applied for ?

Original Poster

About 10 so far in last week or so.

Theres a good one in uni library only a few hours a week but well paid.

I think you can apply for a university grant, and a bursary. Though it depends on your parents income as such. Thats about £2,500 from the grant and bursaries vary from £500 to £3000. So have a look and see if you can claim from that.

keep your savings account and your student account seperate, this is what i did when i came to apply that way i could 'control' what the university saw of my finances, i did it over the months they need the bank statements for. also dont pay your bills get a few red letters first then ring the companies up and ask them to send you a demand letter with payment details, tell them a date you will pay which will be after you apply for said fund.

you just basically have to make it look like your financially screwed without it showing you have been stupid with your money. if your always taking cash out they will ask what for and you cant just say 'to go on the lash' !!

i applied in both my second and final year and got over £1300 in total, non repayable. in my second year i was in a bit of a mess, in my 3rd year i knew what i was doing.

talldav

keep your savings account and your student account seperate, this is what … keep your savings account and your student account seperate, this is what i did when i came to apply that way i could 'control' what the university saw of my finances, i did it over the months they need the bank statements for. also dont pay your bills get a few red letters first then ring the companies up and ask them to send you a demand letter with payment details, tell them a date you will pay which will be after you apply for said fund.you just basically have to make it look like your financially screwed without it showing you have been stupid with your money. if your always taking cash out they will ask what for and you cant just say 'to go on the lash' !!i applied in both my second and final year and got over £1300 in total, non repayable. in my second year i was in a bit of a mess, in my 3rd year i knew what i was doing.



Get a few red letters.....Yeah do that if you want your credit rating totally messed up

Sweetchinmusic

Get a few red letters.....Yeah do that if you want your credit rating … Get a few red letters.....Yeah do that if you want your credit rating totally messed up



nope, as all you need is red letters to the house that you live in not one's with your name on ;-)

i have perfect credit rating, yet still handed 3 red letters into my university, last free experian credit report i had which was some time after the red letters showed not one of these on my record, yet the university still accepted them as evidence of my poor financial status.
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