Q. Are there any hardship funds available to help me financially whilst I am a student?

Are there any hardship funds available to help me financially whilst I am a student?


The Salford Support Fund (SSF) is a fund to help students who need extra financial support either because they have higher than average costs, or face unexpected financial problems during their course. SSF is a fund of last resort and it is expected that you have applied for and are receiving your full entitlement of student finance first.  All ‘home’ students who are already receiving their Student Finance England funding are eligible to apply. Not all students will be awarded as a full financial assessment is carried out. All awards are non-repayable.

Please see www.askus.salford.ac.uk/page/salford-support-fund for more information about eligibility to apply. You apply online and upload your evidence to your online application. Your application will take 20-25 working days to be processed. You will then receive a decision letter by email. The SSF opens on 25th September 2017 for the 2017/18 academic year but you cannot apply until you have received the first instalment of your student funding. The closing date for applications for the 2017/18 academic year is 6th July 2018.

If you need to contact the team with any questions or you are having problems with the application, you can email them via salfordsupportfund@salford.ac.uk.

Please note that EU and international students cannot apply to the SSF but can email moneymatters@salford.ac.uk if they are experiencing financial hardship, in order to explore alternatives and be referred for other help. Alternatively, they can book an appointment with the specialist financial adviser by ringing 0161 295 0023, then choosing Option 2 and then Option 1 again.

  • Last Updated Oct 14, 2017
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  • Answered By David Hamilton (askUs)

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