Money support and discretionary funds

Managing your money is an important part of university life, but we understand that it isn’t always easy. Whether you’re moving away from home for the first time, or have left a job to begin your studies, there are challenges involved in balancing your budget that can seem daunting at times. Read on to find out more about the financial support and guidance available for University of Stirling students.

Cost of living increase

We appreciate this is a very challenging time for a number of students financially. Find out how to access discretionary and assistance funds.

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Here to help

If you have to make a little go a long way, our Student Support team is on hand to offer helpful advice and inform you about possible sources of additional funding that might be available to you. You can arrange an appointment with one of our advisers by contacting Student Support Services.

Student funding

Read more about the main sources of funding you’re entitled to as a student and how to apply for them.

Apply for discretionary funds

Grants may be available if your income is less than your outgoings or you’re facing unexpected budgeting issues.

Advice for current students

Read extensive budgeting tips, access useful resources and see guidance on managing debt.

Contact us

You can find information about our Money Advice Drop-in appointments and Money Wellbeing Clinic on our support pages. Alternatively you can speak to the Student Services Hub who will be able to direct you to the most appropriate session.

Confidentiality and Data Sharing

We respect the privacy of everyone who uses our University Support Services. Take a closer look at our full documentation on Confidentiality and Data Sharing.

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