Financial support for students
Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Thursday, 23 April 2020
We are aware that the Covid-19 situation may have an impact on student’s finances and the University’s Student Funding Team is here to help any student who needs support and guidance on any money issue.
The Funding Team can advise students on a range of funding and money concerns including:
Whilst the UK Government has confirmed that student maintenance loans will continue as usual, the pandemic will present challenges for all students in different ways.
Students who have financial questions and need advice should email the Student Funding Team. As well as advising on how to plan financially and what funding options may be available now and in the future, the financial experts in the team can share if they believe a student may be eligible for a Student Hardship Fund payment or an interest free emergency loan.
This week, the Vice-Chancellor confirmed he will forego ten per cent of his annual salary and the University’s Council decided to put this towards the University’s Student Hardship Fund.
The University has increased the hardship fund further by matching the Vice Chancellor’s amount to help more students in financial need at this time.
Kelly Coate, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education and Students said:
“We want all students to know that if they have any questions about how to manage their finances to get in touch with our highly skilled advisors in The Student Funding Team.
“Whilst the hardship fund is available to students in the most need, our advisors can help any student with financial concerns to plan and explore their options.
Getting in touch as soon as possible can really make a difference in the long term, so please don’t delay in seeking support from the University to help reduce any difficulties.”