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UCLan Bursary Schemes 2017/18

UCLan Financial Bursary


What is it?

The UCLan Financial Bursary Scheme 2017 is financial support offered to students from low income households. This support is provided in cash payments, made across the academic year directly into eligible student bank accounts.

How much is it?

The Scheme will pay £2000 in total across 3 academic years, £500 in year 1, £750 in year 2 and £750 in year 3 (with £750 in year 4 for applicable cases).

When are the payments?

Payments will be made in 2 instalments each year, once eligibility has been confirmed and bank details submitted to us. The first instalment will be paid 24th November 2017 and the second 23rd February 2018 to those students who are eligible at the time. Follow up payments will be made periodically after the first and second instalments to any students who become eligible or submit their bank details after the deadline for each payment. (eligible students starting on programmes that begin in March will receive payments 25th May 2018 and 31st August 2018).

Am I Eligible?

In order to be assessed as eligible for the Scheme students must meet the following criteria:

  • Entering Year 1 in 2017/18
  • Paying the maximum tuition fee
  • Studying at our Main or Burnley Campus sites
  • Studying full-time on an eligible Undergraduate Degree programme
  • Have an assessed household income of under £20,000 from Student Finance England / Northern Ireland / Student Awards Agency for Scotland
  • Fully enrolled and in attendance at the time of each payment
  • Have validated bank details registered on our secure system

How do I Apply?

There is no direct application that needs to be made to be assessed for the Scheme. Students must have applied to Student Finance to have their household income assessed, and must register their bank details with us in order to be assessed for the Scheme. When applying for household income assessments both students and their sponsors (parents, guardians etc) must consent that Student Finance can share their data with the University.

Once students have completed enrolment with UCLan, the academic year has begun, and we receive confirmation of household income from Student Finance we will then begin assessing students for eligibility. Eligible students will receive an email to their UCLan email address confirming their eligibility as each payment approaches.

UCLan Foundation Year Bursary
 

What is it?

The UCLan Foundation Year Bursary Scheme 2017 is a new scheme running for the first time during 2017/18. It is for students starting a 4 or 5 year Undergraduate Degree programme who begin the Foundation Year in 2017/18. This Scheme is made in cash payments, made across the academic years following the Foundation Year when students have progressed onto the full Degree, and is paid directly into eligible student bank accounts.

How much is it?

The Scheme will pay £1500 in total across 3 academic years following the Foundation Year, with £500 in each of years 1, 2, and 3 (with a further £500 in year 4 for applicable cases).

When are the payments?

Payments will be made in 2 instalments each year at the end of November and February, in line with the UCLan Financial Bursary Scheme. The first payments due for students awarded this Bursary would therefore be in November 2018 during year 1 of the full Degree programme.

Am I Eligible?

In order to be assessed as eligible for the Scheme students must meet the following criteria:

  • Entering Foundation Year in 2017/18
  • Progressing to Year 1 of Degree in 2018/19
  • Paying the maximum tuition fee
  • Studying at our Main or Burnley Campus sites
  • Studying full-time on an eligible Undergraduate Degree programme in years 1-3 (4 in applicable cases)
  • To be assessed in receipt of support from Student Finance England / Northern Ireland / Student Awards Agency for Scotland
  • Fully enrolled and in attendance at the time of each payment
  • Have validated bank details registered on our secure system

How do I Apply?

There is no direct application that needs to be made to be assessed for the Scheme. Students must register their bank details with us in order to be assessed for the Scheme. Once students have completed enrolment with UCLan we will during the 2017/18 year identify those students who are eligible for the Scheme and subsequent payments in future years. On completion of the Foundation Year and progression into Year 1 in 2018/19 eligible students will receive an email to their UCLan email address confirming their eligibility as each payment approaches.

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.

FAQs

I am a Foundation Year student in 2016/17 am I eligible for the Financial Bursary Scheme?

Yes, any current Foundation Year student who progresses onto Year 1 in 2017/18 and meets all the necessary eligibility criteria for the Scheme will be eligible.

I am a Foundation Year student starting in 2017/18 am I eligible for the Financial Bursary Scheme?

No, Foundation Year students are not eligible for the scheme in 2017/18 as they do not meet the eligibility criteria. However when they progress into year 1 in 2018/19 they will be assessed for the scheme.

Can I be eligible for both Schemes?

Yes, it will be possible for students who are entering Foundation Year in 2017/18 to then also be assessed for the UCLan Financial Bursary in 2018/19. If students meet the criteria for both they will receive payments for both.

I am a student from the EU / Wales / Channel Islands am I eligible?

No, the Schemes are not available for students from these areas.

I am an international student am I eligible?

No, the Schemes are not available for international students.

I am a dentistry / continuing pre-reg nursing / MBBS student am I eligible?

No, the Schemes are not available for these students.

I am studying at a Partner College / Overseas Campus am I eligible?

No, the Schemes are not available for these students.

Can I be paid in Cash / by Cheque?

No, only secure payments directly into validated bank accounts will be made.