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2016 - New Students

What is it?

It is financial support offered to students from low income households. We provide the support in the form of cash payments, made across the academic year directly into students bank accounts.

Am I eligible?

Year 1 full time UK undergraduate students paying the £9K fee, who have applied for means testing by Student Finance England, SAAS in Scotland or Student Finance Northern Ireland because their household income is under £25K.

There are some exceptional arrangements for students funded from different sources:

  • Students from the EU, Wales, Isle of Man, Gibraltar and the Channel Islands are not eligible for this financial support because of the different fees and funding arrangements applying to such students
  • NHS contract and Dentistry students (from all locations) are not eligible for this financial support because of the different fees and bursary arrangements in place for such students.
  • Students paying less than £9K will not be eligible for this financial support, e.g. Foundation Entry first year.
  • Students studying at partner institutions are not eligible for this financial support.

What’s the value of the UCLan Financial Bursary?

If a student comes from a household whose income is less than £20k (as assessed by Student Finance England) they will receive £2,000-worth of Cash Bursary, paid in four instalments across Year 1.

If a student comes from a household whose income is between £20K and £25k (as assessed by Student Finance England) they will receive £1,000-worth of Cash Bursary, paid in four instalments across Year 1.

How is the UCLan Financial Bursary paid?

Students will receive the cash directly into their bank once they have enrolled, registered their bank details and we have received confirmation of eligibility from Student Finance England. Students can register their bank details in myUCLan, Services for Students then Bursary and Scholarship Application Information.

Students will receive the financial support in instalments:

 

Income Under £20K

Income Between £20K - £25K

Instalment 1 - Friday 21 October 2016

£400

£200

Instalment 2 - Friday 27 January 2017

£400

£200

Instalment 3 - Friday 28 April 2017

£400

£200

Instalment 4 - Friday 26 May 2017

£800

£400

Students must remain enrolled at the time of each instalment to receive payment. If a student has any outstanding debt to the University it will be deducted from payments.

Access to Sport Facilities

All students paying the £9K fee in any year will be eligible for free access to sports facilities. Overseas students, and NHS contract students paying less than the £9K fee are also eligible for free access to sports facilities.
Students paying less than £9K will not be eligible for this benefit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to apply / How do I apply?

There is no direct application specifically for the bursary, you must have applied to Student Finance England (SFE) for maintenance support, and must register your bank details with us. We will use the information from SFE to determine who is eligible. There is a link that students can follow at the end of online enrolment and one on the Welcome page in step 3 to register their bank details. (https://www.uclan.ac.uk/students/study/new.php)

When will I get paid?

Payments are spread throughout the year and the timetable is listed above. The payment process will be run periodically throughout the year.

Can I get paid in cash / by cheque?

No, only students with valid bank details registered will receive payments. At the point in time payment runs are being made from Customer Accounts they will look to see if you have bank details registered. If they do not they will then email you advising you that you have to register your bank details to receive payments.