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Short-Term Assistance Grant (STAG)

This fund is available to all registered students who are struggling with the rising cost of living crisis. The STAG is funded by The University of Hertfordshire.

This fund is now closed and is no longer accepting applications. 


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.


How to apply

Please read the full criteria and the application process here: Short-Term Assistance Grant (STAG) . Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

You will need to register online at You will need to register online at using your student email address in the following format *Please note, this is an example and you should use your own details to sign in.*

The only evidence we require is your latest one-month (30 days) bank statements, from all the bank accounts you hold.


This  grant is open to both Overseas and Home students. You must be a current fully registered student at the University of Hertfordshire. 

Dates and Deadlines

There are no deadlines; however due to limited funds, students are encouraged to apply early as funds will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Once the fund's resources have been exhausted; it will be closed without advanced warning.

Receiving an award

If your application is successful, you will receive a £250 non-repayable award. The results of your assessment will be sent to your student email address.


An assessment and decision should be made within 4 working weeks of submission of a completed application form, including all required documentary evidence.

However, there may be times when this process may take longer than the 4 weeks outlined above, you will be notified via email if we require a longer time for assessment to be completed.


The decision on your application from this grant is final. There is no right to appeal.


You can only submit one application, per an academic year.

Other Support

All other financial support offered at the University of Hertfordshire is listed on the Financial Support page on Ask Herts.