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Money Matters – tips from the Advice and Counselling Service

In this edition of Money Matters, the Advice and Counselling Service tells you your options for improving your finances between your student loans, and how to reapply for Student Finance in 2019/20.


Running out of money?

If you are waiting for your next instalment of Student Finance in April, you may be running out of money as the end of semester approaches. Here are three possible options to improve your finances:

  1. Have you applied for a grant to the University Financial Assistance Fund? Friday 5 April is the deadline for a standard application. There is guidance about how to apply online here. Contact a Welfare Adviser if you would like help with your application.
  2. Plan a budget so you can see exactly what your income and outgoings are. Use our online budgeting advice and great money saving tips and watch our short animation about budgeting
  3. Have you got a student bank account with an interest free overdraft facility? Compare the options

Re-applying for Student Finance 2019/20

Continuing students need to reapply for Student Finance for the next academic year – don’t wait for SFE to contact you. You can apply now, or by June at the latest to make sure your application will be processed in time for September. Contact a Welfare Adviser if you need any help reapplying.

We have updated our Undergraduate Funding guide with the 2019/20 Maintenance Loan and Queen Mary Bursary rates.

Do you need further advice?

Money advice is available to all Queen Mary students from experienced Welfare Advisers in the Advice and Counselling Service. The service is confidential and free.

We have same-day appointments every weekday in term-time, subject to availability. Just turn up to register at 1.30pm. If you would prefer to book an appointment or ask for advice on email you can - 

  • contact us via our website
  • call us on 020 7882 8717
  • visit our Reception on the ground floor of the Geography building, Mile End campus

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