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Short term support

Short tern support
Short term support

Short Term Support  is available from the 21 September 2020 onward. 

If your Student Finance loan/ NHS bursary or funding source haven't come through and you don't have enough money to cover basic essentials such as food, utilities and travel then we may be able to provide with a small amount of support to tide you over until you receive your funds.

To apply for support you will need to download and complete the Short Term Support application form below. Please make sure you complete all relevant sections.

You will need to submit an up to date bank statement for ANY bank account you have access to, including savings account. The bank statements should cover the last 30 days.

Please submit the application and bank statements TOGETHER to; stufunds@soton.ac.uk with the following subject line;

Your name Student ID Short term support

We are able to provide up to four weeks support in any one instance.

If you are requiring long term support then you will need to complete a full Student Support Fund application, which will be available from the 19 October onwards as much more detailed information is required. Please read the information on our web pages before submitting the completed full application and supporting documentation. 

We will not, as standard provide short term support in respect of rent. Most student landlords understand that delays sometimes happen and are usually supportive, but if you do need assistance then please include this in your application, or email stufunds@soton.ac.uk  and a member of the team will be happy to discuss your situation in more detail.

If you are provided with Short term support, then please contact Student Finance and/or NHS bursary in this time to try and resolve any issues. If you need help with this then please contact the Advice Centre at the details below.

If you have been advised by Student Finance/NHS that it will take longer than four weeks to resolve the issue then please let us know by emailing; stufunds@soton.ac.uk

If it is agreed to provide you with support, this will usually be paid directly into your UK bank account. Please ensure that the university holds your bank details which you can now do online via Self Service on SUSSED.
You can access Self Service here. Click on Personal Information and then Update Payment Details.

Payments usually reach an account within five working days.

Please be aware that all support is discretionary and cannot be guaranteed.

If your funding from Student Finance is delayed please email the Student Support Hub at ssc@soton.ac.uk to let them know. They can update your account so that you are not chased for tuition /accommodation fees. You will need to provide documentation showing you have applied for a loan.

 

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