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Financial Support

A short guide detailing the financial support services available to students at the University of Hertfordshire.

Student Funding and Financial Support (SFFS) offers help and advice for students at the University of Hertfordshire, please find below information regarding the services we offer.

Warning for home students in regards to SLC.
If you receive unexpected calls or messages requesting personal information, especially related to Student Finance England or Student Loans Company, be careful. Verify the legitimacy of the communication through official channels before sharing any details. Stay informed and protect your privacy.
Please see more information regarding recent SLC scams: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/students-reminded-to-stay-sharp-to-scams-as-new-year-payment-approaches#:~:text=If%20a%20customer%20receives%20a,centre%20for%20fraud%20and%20cybercrime.

Short-Term Assistance Grant (STAG)

If you are a current University of Hertfordshire student struggling to cover essential, day-to-day living expenses  then you may be eligible for the Short-Term Assistance Grant. This awards a non-repayable £250 to assist with the rising living costs. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. This  grant is open to both Overseas and Home students. Students from partner and consortium colleges are not eligible.

University Financial Assistance Fund (UFAF)

UFAF is a non-repayable financial award funded by the University to assist home students who find themselves in unexpected financial difficulties.

Students that are considering leaving their course due to unpredictable financial difficulty are encouraged to apply to UFAF.

Overseas Emergency Financial Aid (OEFA)

The Overseas Emergency Financial Aid (OEFA) fund  is a non-repayable financial award to assist Overseas students who find themselves in financial difficulty. The OEFA is funded by The University of Hertfordshire.

Blackbullion

Blackbullion is a financial e-learning tool with the aim to provide you with money management skills for life, this service is offered for free to all UH students.

You will find webinars, pathways, and blogs on topics such as budgeting, saving, and investing. These e-learning tools have been developed to help students gain financial knowledge, skills, and confidence.

Go to  www.blackbullion.com to sign up and begin your journey!

Events

Pop-up Events

The Student Funding and Financial Support team hold pop-up events across both University campuses. We know that getting to an Ask Herts Hub between lectures isn't always easy, so our aim is to reach out and bring our services to you, to ensure that you are aware where we are and what we offer, and allows our services to be as accessible as possible.

Keep an eye on StudyNet, and our social media accounts for more information.

Information on our social media accounts can be found in the contact cards below. 

Appointments

Student Funding and Financial Support also offers appointments to students.

All appointments are on a one-to-one basis and can be made face to face, online via Microsoft Teams or via telephone. You will be able to notify us of your preference via our appointment form which can be found on our Drop-In sessions page. 

Contact Us

Student Funding and Financial Support

Student Finance

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Offering guidance and support to our Student Loans Company (SLC) funded students.
Hutton Hub, College Lane
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Offering financial support to students, such as the Hardship Fund, Blackbullion and Money Management Workshops
Hutton Hub, College Lane