Financial difficulties

If you're contacted by students who are experiencing financial hardship due to a variety of different reasons, then they may be eligible for help from the Financial Assistance Fund.

Financial Assistance Fund (FAF)

The FAF provides grants from £100 to £4,500 for students in financial difficulty. This could be because of a crisis, a change in circumstances, or simply because the statutory student funding package does not adequately cover essential costs. 

The FAF can't help with tuition fees, nor can it help with University fines or debt. If you are working with students who are having problems with debt, contact the Leeds University Union Advice at Leeds University Union. The Union can also provide help with budgeting, loans, grants and fees.

Download a staff guide to the Financial Assistance Fund, which includes advice on when to make referrals.

The Financial Assistance Fund section on the student site has further information for students, including who can apply and how decisions are made.