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Money advice

Whether you're experiencing financial difficulties or simply looking for a better way to manage your money, we can help.

Our dedicated financial support team can provide you with assistance and advice to get you back to where you want to be whilst our Money Doctor budget calculator can set you on the right track to managing your money at any stage.

Hardship Support Fund

The Hardship Support Fund is a limited fund for UK/home students that supplements your statutory funding entitlement. To find out more, email


Application Form

Reasessment Form

Appeal Form

Short-term solutions

Short-term loans

Loans are only available when registered for 2018/19.

If you do not receive your student funding on time, you may be eligible to apply for a short-term loan. You will need to supply evidence of your student funding application, four weeks of up-to-date bank statements and evidence to support the request for your loan.

To apply for a loan, please visit the central hub desk on the 1st floor of Student Central, call 01482 462222 (option 6) or email us at

Help with travel and food costs

Bus cards are available for students facing short term difficulties with travel costs due to unforeseen circumstances. We can also provide food vouchers for Home/UK students facing immediate financial difficulty.

Contact to apply, and provide 4 weeks of up-to-date bank statements.


Grants and bursaries

The University offers various grants and bursaries, depending on your circumstances - from child grants to young adult carers' and care leavers. If any of these apply to you, it's definitely worth getting in touch. You don't need to do this alone.

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Child grant 2018/19

For first, second and third year home/UK students, who have a household income of £25,000 or less and who have children aged 16 or under at 1 September 2018 (and you are receiving child benefit for them) or up to the age of 19 (and you are still receiving child benefit for them as they are in “non advanced” education or college) you will receive a grant of £200 per child for up to a maximum of three children. Eligibility for all applications will be checked annually. 

Application forms are available to collect from Central Hub, 1st floor Student Central or can be downloaded here. Please check eligibility criteria before applying.

Application form

Sports development and student support partnership for sports exellence

Our vision is to nurture and develop student sport at the University - creating exciting oppurtunities for our students to compete in local, regional, national and international sporting competitions. We can offer funding to help with the costs of participating in elite-level competitions.

Funding is available to any student or staff member preparing to compete in a notable sporting event. To find out more, email Oliver Wheatley with details of the competition and what steps you've taken to get there.

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Developing countries - Northern Dairies Educational Trust

There are limited funds available for local students and international students from developing countries facing unforeseen circumstances affecting their finances. Please contact the Financial Support Team at should you wish to apply.

If you are an International student and you would like to discuss how your financial situation may affect your further stay in the UK please contact our Immigration Advisers on

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Young adult carer, care leaver or estranged - Humber Grant 

If you’re a young adult carer, care leaver or estranged from your family, we offer a wide range of support to ensure you have the best possible student experience.

Download the Humber Grant brochure to find out more, or contact

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Stand alone pledge

Through the development of our Humber Grant we have introduced a £1,000 bursary for each year of study to help students that are estranged from their family, and alleviate some of that financial stress. For more information contact

Budgeting and advice

It's important to budget. Managing your money can ensure that you'll not only avoid any financial difficulties but will also give you a sense of comfort and enjoyment in what you do, knowing that you really can afford it.

The University of Hull Money Doctors budget calculator will help you get a real understanding of your cash flow to get you working towards where you want and need to be with your finances each month.

Try the budget calculator


Debt advice

No matter how large or small your debt problem is, StepChange can help. They will look at your financial situation and give you free and confidential debt advice and recommend debt solutions to suit your situation. 

Contact StepChange

For local debt advice, contact the Citizens Advice Bureau. They are based at the Wilson Centre on Alfred Gelder Street and can offer face-to-face support, as well as advice by email or telephone.


If you have queries about benefits, or would like a free benefits check, the Hull University Advice Centre can help.

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Student funding

Are you receiving the correct amount of student funding?

Use the calculator to find out