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?
The maximum bridging loan available is £50 a week or £100 a week for student parents or students with additional needs. They can be claimed for up to four weeks and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.