The Finance Department can offer support on Student Finance applications, submitting CoCs (Change of Circumstance), payment queries and payment plans.

Should you have financial queries you should firstly consult your VLE. Within the 'My Account' section you can view the payments which have been made and also view any future payments. If you have any payment queries, then these should be directed to the Information Centre who can arrange an appointment with the Finance Department. If you need to contact the finance department or if you have any  questions please contact us at or call 020 7400 6778.

If you require assistance with Student Finance you can find guides here.

For information on what grants are available to students funded by Student Finance England you can see more here.

DSA Request

This request is available for students who are unable to pay the contribution of £200 towards the DSA equipment. We will need a copy of the Disabled Student Allowance Entitlement letter from Student Finance before we can assess your application.

If you would like to apply for the £200 grant you will need to complete an application form, you can download the form here.

Please note this is only available to students with an approved Disabled Student Allowance from the Student Loan Company.

Short-Term Loan

A Short-Term Loan of £500 is avaliable to students who experience a genuine, sudden & unexpected, short-term financial issue which will impact on their essential day-to-day living costs or studies.

Please be aware that you will only be eligible for the short-term loan if you have not yet received a maintenance loan instalment from Student Finance England for this academic year.

We would require you to provide at least three months’ bank statements as evidence of financial hardship. We also accept the following documents as supporting evidence:

  • Evidence of income, either from current or previous employment e.g. payslips.
  • Student Finance letters, including your entitlement summary.
  • Letters from the DWP (Department of Work and Pensions).
  • Evidence of childcare costs e.g. copies of receipts or a copy of the contract with your childcare provider.
  • Evidence of rent e.g. a copy of your tenancy agreement or a rent statement from your landlord.
  • Evidence of benefits – please provide copies of letters detailing what you receive and how regularly.
  • Travel Costs – evidence of any costs which you incur when you travel to the campus.

The loan is paid in across four weeks in instalments of £125. You would be required to pay back the loan in full as soon as you have received your first maintenance loan instalment from Student Finance England.

For the full terms and conditions, please view the Short-Term Loan FAQ.

To apply for the loan, please email with a statement about why you are in need of temporary financial support.

Travel Bursary

The Travel Bursary has been designed to help students cover the travel costs for each semester. At the end of each semester, an eligible student will receive a payment of £250, each year of the degree a student can receive £500 in total.


  • Studying an Undergraduate degree
  • 90% and above attendance across all modules for the semester
  • Submitted all assessments on time (If an assessment offence has been proven, it will be considered as non-submission)

*Please note if you tap in past 10:30 am (morning lectures) or 14:30 pm (afternoon lectures) you will be considered as absent for that session.

If you have any issues with your attendance, please email the attendance team at:

The Finance Department is open from Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:30pm.

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