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UCLan Financial Bursary 2018/19

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The UCLan Financial Bursary Scheme 2018 is financial support awarded to students from low income households. This support is provided in instalments, made across the academic year directly into eligible student bank accounts.

The Scheme awards £2,000 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).

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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 processed at the end of November 2018 and the second at the end of February 2019, 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 be processed at the end of May 2019 and August 2019).

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Eligibility

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

  • Entering Year 1 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
  • 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

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Application Process

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.

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Sport Access

All students paying the £9,250 fee in any year will be eligible for free access to sports facilities. Overseas students, and NHS contract students paying less than the £9,250 fee are also eligible for free access to sports facilities. Students paying less than £9,250 will not be eligible for this benefit.

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FAQs

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

Yes, any 2018 Foundation Year student who progresses onto Year 1 in 2018/19 and meets all the necessary eligibility criteria for the Scheme will be eligible.

I am a Foundation Year student starting in 2018/19 am I eligible for the Financial Bursary Scheme?

No, Foundation Year students are not eligible for the scheme in 2018/19 as they do not meet the eligibility criteria. However when they progress into year 1 in 2019/20 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 2018/19 to then also be assessed for the UCLan Financial Bursary in 2019/20. 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.

I have an outstanding debt to the University will I receive payment?

Any debt outstanding to the University at the time of Bursary instalments will be deducted from the bursary payment.