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Refusals

Why are some hardship fund applications refused?

There are five main reasons why applications might be refused:

  • You did not supply all the required information or documents. This is by far the most common issue. If you came to a fast track assessment we would have told you there what was missing. If you handed in your form, we will have emailed, to your University email address, for anything that was missing. So long as the closing date for the fund has not gone, we may be able to re-assess your application if you provide what's necessary. If in doubt, come to a drop-in session to talk to an adviser.
  • When we assessed your application we did not find a deficit. If you would like to discuss your situation with an adviser, please come to a drop-in session. You may also find our budgeting pages useful.
  • You have not yet taken out your full funding from SAAS, SFE or other public funding body. This a key eligibility criteria for hardship funds but students will often have reasons for not taking out full funding. We would encourage you to discuss your situation with a student money adviser at a drop-in session.
  • Your application was submitted too late. Very few refusals are in this category, most students stick to closing dates. Funds are limited though and may run out before the advertised closing date. If you would like to discuss your situation with a student money adviser, please come to a drop-in session.
  • You are not eligible to apply. Again this is very rare. Generally if you apply to the wrong fund, we will move your application to the correct one. This may mean we need additional or different information so keep an eye on your University email for any messages from an adviser.
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