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St Mary's University Student Hardship Fund

Please note, any hardship fund applications submitted in the lead up to Christmas and over the Christmas closure period will be assessed in the New Year, when the university re-opens.

St Mary's University Student Hardship Fund is a cash-limited fund that is aimed to support students who need additional financial help to meet particular costs not being met by statutory (or other) sources of funding. 

Who is eligible to apply?

You can apply to the Hardship Fund if you are a UK or Irish student studying a higher education course that's:

  • full-time
  • part-time
  • undergraduate
  • PGCE.

The Hardship Fund is also available to a number of priority groups:

  • students with dependents
  • mature students
  • disabled students
  • final year students
  • students from Foyers, or who are homeless
  • students who have been in care or who are irreconcilably estranged from their families.

Eligible students will be required to provide evidence that shows they are in severe financial hardship. Students will be able to make an application through the Student Funding Service after they have registered on a course of study at St Mary's.

How to apply

Please make sure you have read the guidance notes and privacy notice in full before completing the form.