Maintenance awards

The Funding section, within the Student Education Service, processes awards made to students on behalf of their School (for example, as part of a postgraduate maintenance award) or on behalf of a University Service. 

Please note that Postgraduate Research and Operations administer centrally funded (University) scholarships and awards separately. 


  •  Form 10 – used to authorise one-off lump sum payments, for one or multiple students
  •  Form 22 – used to authorise regular monthly maintenance payments 

Process Overview: Notifying Funding 

  1. Individual in the School or Service completes the Form 10 or 22
  2. An Authorised Signatory emails the form directly to (not cc-ed or bcc-ed).
  3. If all necessary information has been provided and sent by an Authorised Signatory, Funding will enter the award on the Banner payment system. This will go into the weekly payment cycle matching the requested processing date (or the next available payment cycle if the date has already passed)

SES (Funding) can only accept the approved versions of the Form 10 and 22 available below. Any old versions will not be processed and therefore payments may not be made. Any Forms submitted by a non-Authorised Signatory cannot be processed.

Forms: What to Use and How (the Dos and Don'ts)

We have created a range of forms that should meet the needs of different Schools and Services across the University. We have aimed to keep complexity to a minimum however, if you have any issues inputting information on a form, please contact Funding and we will be happy to provide you with extra information or training.

To remain GDPR compliant please note reference to the ‘First Name’ has been removed from all versions of the Form 10/22.  Please check carefully that the SID and Surname has been entered correctly before sending. 

Please use one of the following template spreadsheets to complete a payment request:

Send the completed form directly to (not cc-ed or bcc-ed).

Please do:

  • Check that the Cost Object Number quoted is in a valid format
  • Check that the Student ID number(s) quoted match the students listed
  • Use a separate form to lessen data input error opportunities where there is an obvious exception to the group of students being paid (e.g. different academic year or different amount) 
  • Preserve the formatting of the form, especially when pasting in data. The font size must be legible in order for Funding to be able to process the payment request.
  • Add notes in the relevant field of the Form 10/22 (if for example an award should be paid even if the payee is no longer a registered student of the University)
  • For an amendment to an award that does not result in the student receiving increased money, complete the relevant pro forma Payment Amendment Form.This includes: cancelling an award, suspending an award pending further instructions, changing the cost object number, reducing the amount of an award, or changing the payment schedule. In order to increase an existing award to a student, send another form for the extra amount only – not for the new total. The amendment form should be sent by an authorised signatory to
  • Check that your Authorised Signatory List is up-to-date.
  • On Form 10s choose a payment date which is a Tuesday.
  • On Form 22s choose a start date which is the first day of the month and an end date which is the last day of the month. 

Please do:

  • Not send replacement forms, or forms which supersede previously submitted forms.
  • Not send Form 22s which span across the start/end date of the payee student’s personal academic year.
  • Not alter the form from a landscape set up to portrait as this will affect the ability to input data.
  • Not leave mandatory fields blank.
  • Not scan Form 10s or 22s and send them as pdf attachments.
  • Not send information formatted in a font size so small that it cannot comfortably read without resulting in eye strain. Any such forms may be rejected.
  • Not re-send Form 10s or 22s to in order to query them. Any forms sent to this e-mail address are liable to be paid, so re-sending forms could result in a duplicate payment being made. Any queries should be sent to

Form 10/22s should be used to pay any study-related payment to a registered student at the University including:

  • Bursaries and Scholarships
  • Prizes
  • Reimbursement of study-related expenses

Form 10/22s cannot be used for the following:

  • To reimburse non-study related expenses
  • The award must not contain any element of payment for work performed by the recipient for or on behalf of the University of Leeds. Awards may only be paid to registered students of the University of Leeds. Payments for work done should be processed by Payroll.
  • The award must not constitute a refund of an overpayment of accommodation or tuition fee payments made by the student to the University. The student should contact the Fees office directly to discuss the overpayment.

Any notes must be made in the ‘Departmental Notes’ section. Any notes added to the body of the submission email will not be seen.

Changes to Awards/Querying Awards

If a payment needs to be altered, please email a completed Pro Forma Payment Amendment Form to

If you have any queries regarding the processing of a payment, please contact Funding directly for further information.

Payment Processing Times

Student payments are processed by BACS (Bankers Automated Clearing System) to go to students’ bank accounts. The payment process is run weekly every Monday/Tuesday, for any payments requested to enter student bank accounts that Friday. Forms must reach Funding at by 4pm on a Thursday in order to ensure inclusion in the following week’s payment run (unless a payment date further in the future is requested).

Monthly payments are scheduled to be paid in advance and are due by the 1st of the month. As we can only make payment on a Friday, where the 1st of the month does not fall on a Friday, payments clear the preceding Friday. Christmas, Easter and Bank Holidays may also impact on the exact payment date. For budgeting purposes students should be always be advised that payments are due by the 1st of the month, and should not be advised of any other dates.

Payment Requirements

Student bank account details:

Students receiving an award need to supply their bank account details via the secure University Portal.

Registration status of the student:

Usually the University of Leeds will only process payments to registered students (Banner codes: RE or RO). An award will not be paid via the standard process whenever a student:

  • hasn't registered (Banner codes: EL, EN, ER, NR, NS)
  • has withdrawn (Banner codes: WD WA NA)
  • is under examination (Banner codes: UE) (see note below).
  • has suspended (Banner codes: CS, SF, SP)
  • is external (Banner codes EF, EP)

Payments will be made in these situations if the individual case is agreed via email with a member of Funding, with an authorised signatory copied in. N.B. One-off payments on Form 10s will be processed for UE status students without the need for further confirmation. Form 22 payments will not. 

Where the student is not RE/RO and no extra arrangement is made, overdue instalments remain pending on their file. If the student does later become RE/RO for the academic year of their award, overdue instalments will be processed to reach the bank account as a single sum in the following payment cycle.

Payments over multiple academic years:

To request an award outside the student’s academic year, typically two Form 22s need to be raised. The first to pay x number of instalments, taking the award to the start of the student’s academic year. The second to pay the balance of the award over the remaining months.

Retention of Form 10/22s

Copies of all Form 21/22/10s should be retained by Schools/Faculties for the statutory retention period. For Research Council funded students a copy of all Form 21/22/10s should be retained by Schools/Faculties for up to 12 months after the grant has closed. Form 10/22s will be retained by Funding for two years.

Argos Report for Staff

An Argos report has been developed for staff, enabling them to determine i) which students have awards set up against a particular cost object number, ii) whether the awards have been paid, and iii) if the awards have not yet been paid, what cause of non-payment is likely to be. Staff can find instructions for using the Argos report here.


    For enquiries and extra help or advices please contact Funding using the information below:

    Student Services Centre
    Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building
    University of Leeds
    LS2 9JT

    0113 3432007

    Please send completed forms to Please note that this is an automated email address, no message in the body of the email will be picked up. Please use the ‘Departmental Notes’ section of the Form 10/22 if extra information is required to process the payment, or contact Funding directly on the above email address.