We appreciate in these uncertain times that one of the things you may be worried about is your finances, so we have put together what we know so far and what support is available. 

Student Loan Company 

The Student Loan Company has confirmed that students will receive their scheduled or next instalment of their maintenance loan at the planned start of their summer term, regardless of whether their university or provider has made alternative arrangements for teaching. 

If you’re studying at the moment you can apply online for next academic year’s student finance as normal. 

Postgraduate and part-time undergraduate student finance applications for the academic year 2020 to 2021 are scheduled to launch in June.  

Bookable 1 to 1 Financial Health Checks, 24 March 

Our Careers and Enterprise Team have worked with HSBC to provide a quick and easy Financial Health Check during a 30-minute appointment, allowing you to ask any financial questions you may have. 

These appointment slots will take place online on Tuesday 24 March between 9:30am – 12pm and 2:30pm – 5pm. 

 This complimentary service is available to anyone, even if you do not bank with HSBC. 

To register your interest for a Financial Health Check, please email silviya.kaiser-davies@hsbc.com with the subject “CCCU 121 Financial Health Check”. 

Advice and Support 

If you have any worries about your finances, you can contact our Student Wellbeing Advisers by email on  studentwellbeing@canterbury.ac.uk

The University has pledged additional resources to the Exceptional Support Fund to support students who find themselves in extreme financial hardship as a result of Covid-19. 

The Exceptional Support Fund is assessed via a virtual panel and is not means tested, but due regard will be taken of a student’s income and essential expenditure and circumstances. Any award will be paid in the form of a grant, up to a maximum of £500, which will not have to be repaid.  If you feel that you need to apply for this support please contact studentwellbeing@canterbury.ac.uk to find out more details.