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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.

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.

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. 

Emergency Loans

Delayed Funding Loan

If you have experienced a delay in payment of the first instalment of your maintenance loan/grant from SFE, you can make an appointment with the Student Funding and Financial Support team with the aim of solving your funding issues.

Emergency Loan

An Emergency Loan is a small value loan which is intended to help cover short-term, low value costs when the unexpected happens.

All Emergency Loans are given in cash and require an appointment with an adviser,

Emergency/ Delayed Funding Loans must be paid back. Failure to repay these will result in debt chasing procedures.

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. 

Overseas Students' Hardship Fund (OSHF)

OSHF provides discretionary financial assistance to help alleviate unexpected temporary financial hardship, where a students financial emergency cannot be met from other sources of support.

Applications associated with difficulties in paying tuition fees will not be considered; as provisions to pay these should be in place before commencing the course.   Please read the eligibility in full before applying.

Please complete the application via the link, ensuring any supporting documentation is sent to SITAdvice@herts.ac.uk.

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