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Money Matters – tips from the Advice and Counselling Service

The Advice and Counselling Service has published its latest Money Tips edition. Find out about support for estranged students, reapplying for Student Finance 2019/2020 and what to do if you’ve paid too much income tax.



Some tips from the Advice and Counselling Service:

  • Have you paid too much Income Tax?

The tax year ended on 5 April. If you did any work in the 2018-19 tax year, it is a good idea to check whether you paid too much tax on your income. If so, you can claim this back. Our Part-time work guide explains how to check and how to reclaim any overpayments.

  • 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 QMUL Bursary rates.

  • Are you no longer in contact with your family?

We have a web page about the support that is available for estranged students, including how to apply for Student Finance as an independent student and applying to QMUL for a grant to help you pay towards your rent over the summer vacation. We have a similar web page for students who have been in the care of a Local Authority.

Do you need further advice?

Money advice at Queen Mary is available to all QMUL 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:

  • email 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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