Money advice: money worries

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University of Chichester Support Fund

The University of Chichester provides a Support Fund for all students in receipt of Student Finance (or equivalent) funding, including EU Settled Status and local island students (eg Guernsey or Jersey).  Students may apply to the fund if they have unexpected financial difficulty or unexpected costs (for example high cost of travel to and from placement).  Applications from other students may be permitted in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Support Fund Panel Chairman.

Please note that the Support Fund is only open in Semester time, and is currently closed.

During semester time you can apply for the Support Fund from your ChiView page in the 'Finance Links' section which has a tile called 'Support Fund Application'.

If you have any questions about the Support Fund please email studentmoney@chi.ac.uk

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Emergency loans

An emergency loan may be available if your funding has been delayed or there is an unexpected financial crisis.  For eligibility and our terms and conditions, please see our Short-Term Emergency Loans Policy here: 

You can apply for an emergency loan from your ChiView page - there is a section of tiles called 'Finance Links' which include a tile for an 'Emergency Loan Application'. 

If you do not see this tile on your ChiView page it is possible you are not eligible.  If this is the case, please make an appointment to see a Student Money Adviser for advice.

If you have any questions about emergency loans, please email studentmoney@chi.ac.uk.


Bursaries

The Chichester Bursary is available to all full time undergraduate students with a household income of £25,000 or less. 

For further information around eligibility or any queries, contact the Student Money Advice Service.

Debt

If you are worried about debt then please contact the Student Money Advice Service.

Alternatively, you can contact:

  • StepChange - providing support, advice, and practical solutions to dealing with debt
  • National Debtline - advice on how to deal with debt problems

Financial difficulties

If you are in financial difficulties or worried about money, please book an appointment to see a Student Money Adviser. They administer the University Support Fund, can offer emergency loans where required, and help with budgeting and money management. 

Foodbank

There are foodbanks in Chichester and Bognor Regis. If you feel that you would benefit from a foodbank voucher, please book an appointment to see a Student Money Adviser. They can also try and source a voucher for another foodbank if you are not in the local area. 

Grants

The University doesn’t offer any in-house grants. 

If you have any questions about your maintenance loan or other Student Finance loan, please contact your Student Finance provider e.g. SFE/SFW/SFNI/SAAS

If you want to check you have had all the funding you are entitled to, please contact the Student Money Advice Service

Maintenance loans

If you have any questions about your maintenance loan, in the first instance, contact your Student Finance provider e.g. SFE/SFW/SFNI/SAAS

If you are still unsure about something then please book an appointment to see a Student Money Adviser. Make sure to bring your Student Finance account details to the appointment. 

Tuition fees and tuition fee loan

If you have any questions about how to pay your tuition fees, please contact the University's Finance Department: salesledger@chi.ac.uk

Students can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course at University. To discuss eligibility for this, please contact the Student Money Advice Service.

If you have received an invoice from the University about your tuition fee but you thought it was being paid for by a Student Finance provider then book an appointment to see a member of the Student Money Advice team. 

More information about tuition fees is available on the University's website.


Student Money Advice Service at the University

Please contact the Student Money Advice Service for more information on any of these topics, or with other queries about your finances.

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