Financial support available to continuing BSc Speech and Language Therapy undergraduate students in 2013/14
Support from the NHS
If you will be a continuing BSc Speech and Language Therapy undergraduate in 2013/14, you can apply to the NHS Student Bursaries Unit for the following support:
- an NHS bursary depending on your household income
- your tuition fees paid in full by the NHS*
*EU students receive fee support only
For more information about the NHS bursary scheme, visit NHS Student Bursaries or telephone 0845 358 6655
Support from Student Finance England
Please visit GOV.UK Student Finance or complete the 'Application for student finance' (PN1) form for 2013/14 to apply for the following support:
Maintenance loan (Support for living costs)
You can apply for a reduced-rate (approximately 50%) maintenance loan to help with your living costs. In 2013/14 students living away from their parents' home can apply for a maximum of £2,498. Those living with their parents can apply for a maximum of £1,324. This maintenance loan does not depend on your household income.
Please note that the amount of maintenance loan you will receive in your final year will be considerably lower (£1811 max. if you started in 2011/12), so students are advised to keep this in mind when making sufficient financial provision for their final year.
For more information, visit Finance for NHS courses
Supplementary grants available to eligible students include Disabled Student's Allowance, Childcare Grant, Dependant's Allowance and the Parents' Learning Allowance. Please visit www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance for more information.
Support from the University of Reading
Hardship Fund (includes Access to Learning Funds)
If you get into financial difficulty or experience unexpected financial hardship you can apply for extra help from the Hardship Fund. Awards are made on a needs basis and subject to a means test. Funds provided are usually non-repayable and designed to help students continue their studies and remain on their course.
You must be enrolled at the University of Reading in order to apply to this Fund. Please use the funding database search to download an application form and guidance notes.
Donor Study and Travel Fund
If you find yourself in hardship you can apply for help towards extra costs directly related to your studies (e.g. travel/accommodation for field trips, course materials, dissertation printing etc). Support is not available towards day-to-day foreseeable costs such as tuition fees, accommodation, daily commuting to and from campus and placement travel. You will need to provide a written supporting statement from your tutor or supervisor. Please use the funding database search to download an application form and guidance notes.
More help and advice is available from the Money Doctors in the Students' Union (RUSU)
Telephone 0118 378 4108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org