A bridging loan is a short-term loan designed to assist you in a temporary crisis, to cover only the cost of food and travel to your site of study.
All students can apply for a bridging loan. However, if you have any current or historic debt owing to the university (tuition fees, accommodation, library fines or other sundry items) you cannot be considered for a bridging loan.
How much can I receive?
These are limited payments of £50, £100 or £200. You can receive £50 or £100 cash payment depending on your circumstances or £200 paid direct into your bank account. You can only apply for one Bridging Loan each academic year, but the loan agreement can be up to 4 consecutive weekly payments or a maximum of £400 whichever is the lower amount.
Bridging Loans must be repaid within the agreed timeframe.
You will need to have your unicard to collect the loan.
How to apply
Please contact the Student Advice team by email email@example.com or telephone 01273 642888 to find out more. The advisers will ask you about your financial situation.
Before you apply
- you must be fully enrolled and actively engaged in study
- you should have accessed all other sources of income available to you
- your course must have started
- you will need to share your account balances.