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The University of Bolton Student Support Fund – Eligibility checklist details and the full eligibility requirements can be found by collecting an application pack from the student centre.
Applicants must have applied for and be in receipt of their full student loan entitlement and must have received their first instalment before applying to the fund. All eligible students who apply to the Student Support Fund will be considered. Certain groups of students will be given priority when applying to the Student Support Fund. These include:
Students with children
Final year students
Students unable to work due to long term illness or disability (evidence of this must be provided)
How Can I Apply?
Application forms and further guidance can be collected from the Student Centre, Chancellors Mall. We can also send application packs by post, please telephone +44 (0)1204 903 484 or email: UOBSSF@bolton.ac.uk. In order for us to assess your application you must provide the following documents as a minimum:
Student Finance notification letter
Student Loan payment schedule
Copies of bank statements for ALL accounts you (and your partner if applicable) have covering a three month period – all transactions over £100 must be explained.
Mini statement confirming the balance of your account(s) on the date of application
Evidence of rent/mortgage
You will also need to provide other documentary evidence dependent on your individual circumstances such as child benefit and tax credit awards letters, evidence of partners income, evidence of childcare costs etc. A checklist of evidence can be found here. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and the 1st or 2nd assessing officer reserve the right to request other evidence in addition to this.
All evidence submitted must be photocopies as we cannot return the originals.
Assessment Of Applications
Student Support Fund applications are assessed using guidelines provided by the National Association of Student Money Advisors (NASMA). We will look at your income and expenditure over the period of an academic year. Further information about what is included in the income and expenditure calculations can be found in the application pack.
The University aims to deal with complete Student Support Fund applications within 28 days. If there is evidence or information missing from your application this will be returned to you. For further information about the fund please collect an application pack from the Student Centre, Chancellors Mall.
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Page last reviewed in March 2020.