Financial Aid

SERVICE UPDATE

Since the beginning of March 2020, the University of Glasgow Financial Aid Team has provided over £2m in financial support to over 2600 students.  International and EU students have been supported via the University of Glasgow Hardship Fund, with UK students supported via the Hardship Fund and the SAAS Discretionary & Childcare Funds.

The extra support announced by the Scottish Government in June 2020 has helped enable the University of Glasgow to offer support to continuing students over the summer period.  These funds can be accessed by students who meet the Hardship Fund criteria outlined below.

We are unable to offer face-to-face appointments however our funds remain open.  Please read the guidance below regarding available support and how to apply.

We cannot reimburse for loss of earnings and do not provide compensation but can help with basic living costs.

Study Abroad and Exchange Out Students

Please get in touch with the Go Abroad Team in the first instance if you are experiencing difficulties overseas and require financial assistance.

Tuition Fees
Unfortunately financial aid funds cannot provide any support towards the cost of your tuition fees.   If you have an enquiry regarding payment of your tuition fees please e-mail finance-student@glasgow.ac.uk.

Support We Offer

Hardship Fund

The University of Glasgow Hardship Fund incorporates the generous support of the Scottish Government provided via the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS).  Successful Hardship Fund applications are funded by the SAAS Discretionary Fund when the relevant eligibility criteria are met.

The extra support announced by the Scottish Government in June 2020 has helped enable the University of Glasgow to offer support to continuing students over the summer period.  These funds can be accessed by students who meet the Hardship Fund criteria outlined below.

Students commencing study in 20/21 are not eligible to apply for support from the University of Glasgow until the start of term.  If you have just completed a Further Education course, you may be entitled to claim Universal Credit during the summer.  Your College may have funding available to assist you during the summer, before you commence your studies at the University of Glasgow.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE APPLYING AND TAKE ALL AVAILABLE STEPS TO ASSIST YOURSELF FINANCIALLY.

UK Government Coronavirus Job Retention (Furlough) Scheme
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-you-could-be-covered-by-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

UK Government Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme

Student Representative Council Advice Centre (Includes Benefits Advice for Final Year Students).
https://www.glasgowstudent.net/advice/healthsafetywellbeing/advice-covid-19/#money-issues

Scottish Welfare Fund
https://www.mygov.scot/scottish-welfare-fund/crisis-grants/

ELIGIBILITY

Students registered on full degree programmes are eligible to request support towards:

  • Basic living costs.
  • Unforeseen accommodation costs relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Unforeseen subsistence costs relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Unforeseen technology costs relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Unforeseen travel costs relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following students are ineligible for support:

  • Students with sufficient funds already available to them (£500+ across all bank accounts)
  • Students from external organisations (Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow International College etc.).
  • Students on exchange from other institutions.
  • Students studying on non-degree level programmes (PG Certificates and Diplomas eligible)


The following requests cannot be supported:

  • Requests for support towards accommodation which has already been paid for.
  • Requests for support towards the cost of a second lease taken out through personal choice.
  • Requests for support towards the cost of protective equipment such as facemasks, gloves etc.
  • Requests for support with tuition fee costs or compensation for fees paid.
  • Requests to compensate for loss of income within the family/household, unless this directly affects your ability to meet living costs.
  • Requests to compensate for cancelled travel.
  • Requests to compensate for any costs that will be met via other means such as insurance, refunds etc.
  • Students who have already received a crisis grant or hardship payment are only eligible for support in exceptional circumstances.
  • Applications for support in academic session 2020/2021.

SUPPORT AVAILABLE

One-off emergency payments are available, which can be used to cover exceptional costs incurred in relation to accommodation, subsistence, technology and travel.  All awards are paid as grants and do not require to be repaid.

Please note that you may not be awarded the total amount you have request and that not all applications are successful.

The University of Glasgow cannot meet all of your costs and our funds cannot fully cover the deficit between your income and expenditure or compensate for loss of earnings.

HOW TO APPLY

Please complete a Hardship Fund Application and email to hardshipfund@glasgow.ac.uk, from your University email account.

We aim to process all applications within 10 working days (not weekends or holidays). 

Please do not send multiple applications or emails within this 10 working day period.

Please note the above email address is for Hardship Fund applications only; enquiries will not be monitored.


Discretionary & Childcare Funds

*****COVID-19 Update*****

ALL APPLICATIONS FOR SUPPORT SHOULD NOW BE SUBMITTED VIA THE HARDSHIP FUND PROCESS ABOVE.

 

*****2020/21 Discretionary & Childcare Funds*****

The 2020/21 Discretionary and Childcare Funds will open for applications in September 2020.

The guidelines below relate to the 2019/20 funds and are for reference only at this stage.  The 2020/21 funds will largely follow the 2019/20 guidelines below however the application process for 20/21 is currently under review and will be confirmed by September.

Eligibility

In order to apply for the Discretionary Fund you must:

Be in receipt of your full student loan entitlement (if eligible).

In order to apply for the Childcare Fund you must:

Be a full-time UK domiciled student.

Be eligible for tuition fee support from SAAS (not Student Finance).

Be in receipt of your full student maintenance loan entitlement (if eligible).

All students applying to the funds should be able to clearly demonstrate financial difficulty via a shortfall between income and expenditure.

Who is not eligible?

  • International Students
    (excluding EU students who have been ordinarily resident in the UK prior to starting their course and who are in receipt of the full student loan entitlement - if eligible).
  • Young UK students who live in the family home during term-time and have no dependants.
  • Students who have not taken out their full SLC student loan entitlement (if eligible).
  • Students who are in receipt of an NHS Bursary (Nursing and Midwifery students).  Please refer the the Nursing & Midwifery Discretionary Fund instead.
  • Students in receipt of Student Finance England/Northern Ireland/Wales tuition fee funding are not eligible for the Childcare Fund but can apply for the Discretionary Fund.
  • Part-time students can’t apply for the Childcare Fund but can apply for the Discretionary Fund, as long as they are studying for 60 credits or above.

Students registered under a non-standard Form of Study are not eligible to apply for the Funds:

  • Dissertation Extension
  • Erasmus Incoming
  • Exchange In
  • Exams Only
  • Reassessment of Dissertation
  • Sabbatical
  • Visiting In

Information

Funds are limited and we advise applicants to submit completed applications (including all supporting documents) as soon as possible after the start of the academic year.

Any funding awarded is unlikely to meet all needs and is not intended to be a primary source of income.

Long term awards will be paid in monthly instalments as a non-repayable grant; short term awards will generally be paid as a one-off non-repayable grant.

Childcare costs will be verified in liaison with childcare providers and any fraudulent claims reported as appropriate.

Childcare Fund awards are paid direct to students; we do not pay childcare providers direct.  It is your personal responsibility to ensure your childcare provider receives payment for the service provided.

Any student eligible to apply for a Student Loan is required to upload documentary proof of their full Student Loan entitlement when submitting an application. It will also be assumed that any assessed parental contribution is received in full unless a letter is provided detailing contrary circumstances.

Discretionary Fund - What support is available?

Accommodation Costs

Grants for accommodation costs will only be awarded if you live in:

  • Your own home
  • Accommodation rented from a private landlord
  • A Council/Housing Association property
  • Accommodation sub-leased from the University
  • The University residences.

Support will not be provided towards particularly low accommodation costs or students who stay in the family home.

Student Carers

Students who are carers may be awarded a grant in recognition of the extra costs associated with this status.  Please clarify your status as a carer in your personal statement and upload any documentation which verifies your status.

Estranged Students

Estranged students may be awarded a grant from the fund in recognition of extra costs associated with this status.

An 'estranged student' is someone who no longer has the support of their family due to a breakdown in their relationship which has led to ceased contact. This might mean biological or adoptive parents or wider family members who have been responsible for supporting a student in the past. Estranged students have no experience of being in care and do not have a corporate parent responsible for them.

The University of Glasgow has specific support in place for estranged students.  If you are not care-experienced, but will be studying without the support of your family, please let us know.

Declaration of estrangement will always be treated confidentially and will only ever be used in a positive way, allowing us to contact you with regards extra support that is available for you.

Disability

You may be eligible for a grant if you have additional costs arising from a disability, which are not already met by a grant awarding agency.

Mature/Independent Students

You may be eligible to receive an additional grant from the Discretionary Fund if:

  • You are 25 or over on the first day of the current academic year
    or
  • You are under 25 but have been granted independent status by your funding agency

You will not be considered as a mature student if you receive any young student bursaries or allowances.

Part-Time Undergraduate Students

Part-time undergraduate students may also be eligible for support towards course and travel costs. You must be studying 60 credits or more.

Childcare Fund - What support is available?

Registered/Formal Childcare Costs

Grants can be made towards registered or formal childcare costs which are not covered from any other source, for full-time students eligible for SAAS tuition fee funding.

Funds are only available to cover childcare costs during study time i.e. not during working hours.

Students in receipt of Student Finance England/Northern Ireland/Wales tuition fee funding are not eligible for the Childcare Fund but can apply for the Discretionary Fund.

We cannot consider any childcare costs incurred by you before the start of your academic year for therefore your Registered Childcare Pro Forma should only be completed from the official start date of your academic year and your child(ren) must have already taken up a place with the provider before you can apply.

Lone Parent Childcare Grant

The Lone Parents Childcare Grant (LPCG) is may be awarded to lone parents who have formal registered childcare expenses while studying.


Crisis Grants

*****COVID-19 Update*****
All applications for support should now be submitted via the Hardship Fund process above.


Part-Time Fee Grant

The Part-Time Fee Grant (PTFG) is administered by SAAS (Student Awards Agency for Scotland) and provides help each year towards the cost of tuition fees for part-time Undergraduate students studying 30-119 credits at a Scottish institution.

An application only counts towards a year of the course. You must apply annually and submit a new application for each year of study.

If you are studying via Short Courses you should submit your application form to the Information Office in St Andrews Building and contact the Short Courses team for full information on their application process: shortcourses@glasgow.ac.uk.

How to Apply 

  1. Complete MyCampus enrolment on all courses being taken in academic year 20-21.
  2. Complete MyCampus financial registration by selecting SAAS as funder and how much Part Time Fee Grant funding you require.
  3. Download and complete a SAAS Part Time Fee Grant application form https://www.saas.gov.uk/files/427/saas-part-time-fee-grant-application-form.pdf 
  4. Email completed SAAS Part Time Fee Grant application form only to the University of Glasgow Financial Aid Team reg.finaid@glasgow.ac.uk.
    If you have not completed full enrolment for the academic year on MyCampus, do not submit your application to the Financial Aid Team.
  5. Your application will be processed by the Financial Aid Team and submitted to SAAS within 10 working days (not weekends or holidays).
  6. If you do not receive an email confirming your application has been sent to SAAS within 10 working days, email the Financial Aid Team reg.finaid@glasgow.ac.uk.
  7. SAAS will process your application within 28 working days of your email from the Financial Aid Team.  SAAS will contact you via email when your application has been processed.
    If you do not receive an email from SAAS within 28 working days of your email from the Financial Aid Team, contact SAAS:
    0300 300 3137
    parttimefeegrant@scotland.gsi.gov.uk.
  8. If your funding has not been confirmed by the end of November 2020, notify finance-student@glasgow.ac.uk and explain why your funding has not been confirmed.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • It is strongly recommended you submit your application form to the University of Glasgow ASAP, after you have completed full enrolment for the academic year on MyCampus
  • If SAAS decline your application, you will be liable for any outstanding tuition fees.
  • If you are changing from full-time to part-time please cancel any full-time SAAS application before beginning the Part-Time Fee Grant application process.
  • If you enrol on further credits after you apply for funding, you will become personally liable for additional tuition fees.
  • Please notify reg.finaid@glasgow.ac.uk if you add further credits before your form has been sent to SAAS or parttimefeegrant@scotland.gsi.gov.uk if your form has been sent to SAAS.

Student Loans Company (SLC) Information and Frequently Asked Questions

What are my tuition fees?

You can check your tuition by logging into your MyGlasgow account.

Further information on tuition fees for RUK students is available here.

Am I eligible for any additional funding as well as my Student Loan?

If you agree to share details of your household income with the University of Glasgow (answer "yes" on your Student Loan application) you will automatically be considered for the RUK Access Bursary.

If you are an undergraduate student, your admissions application will be used to assess you for the RUK Excellence Scholarship.

The Scholarships Team will contact you direct if you are awarded either of these funds.

How do I get paid?

Sign and return your loan paperwork to Student Finance/SAAS.

Enter your Student Support Number (13 characters) from your loan paperwork on MyCampus when completing registration.

Complete registration on MyCampus.

The University of Glasgow will confirm your registration to the SLC, who will release your maintenance loan.

When will I be paid?

Provisional payment dates will be listed on your loan paperwork however before you can receive payment you must complete registration on MyCampus.

After you complete registration on MyCampus it can take approximately 8 working days for your payment to reach you.  Subsequent payments should reach you closer to the dates listed on your loan paperwork.

What happens if I apply for my loans late?

You will still receive your full loan entitlement for the year, but your first payment will most likely be late.

If you apply late you will be personally liable for tuition fees until your Tuition Fee Loan is approved.

My maintenance loan payments are incorrect. Contact Student Finance or SAAS.
I am repeating a year of study, what do I do?

Create a support call via your MyGlasgow page providing as much detail as possible and assign to the Financial Aid team within the Registry.

The Financial Aid team will then submit a Change of Circumstance request on the SLC system to update your loans.

If you are repeating on an Exams Only basis you are not eligible for Student Loans.

If you are repeating on a part time basis you may not be entitled to Student Loans, depending on the circumstances.  For example, if you are only enrolled on semester 2 courses you may only be eligible for loans for that part of the year.

Student Finance has told me the University needs to submit a Change of Circumstances. Create a support call via your MyGlasgow page providing as much detail as possible and assign to the Financial Aid team within the Registry.
The University has contacted me regarding a tuition fee debt but I have a fee loan from the SLC.

Make sure your 13 character Student Support Number is recorded on MyCampus.

Check your loan paperwork and MyCampus fees to ensure you have loans for the full fee.

Create a support call via your MyGlasgow page providing as much detail as possible and assign to the Financial Aid team within the Registry.

The University is charging fees for my final year but my course on the Student Loans system doesn't allow me to take out a fee loan.

When applying for loans, please search for "Final Year Fees" when selecting your course.  There should be a course closely matching yours, with "Final Year Fees" in the title - please select this course in order to request a fee loan for your final year.

Please note:  The Final Year Fees course does not have to be an exact match for your actual course e.g. Business & Management (Final Year Fees) can be selected if your course is Business & Management/Economics etc.


If you cannot find a course which closely resembles yours as above, please contact the financial aid team, who will create a suitable course  on the Student Loans system.

This situation can occur when you have already benefitted from a 'free' year, where no tuition fees were charged by the University e.g. a Study Abroad year.  When this happens, you will be charged a fee for your final year (excluding 5 year language degrees which do not charge fees for the year abroad or the final year).

How do I confirm my Study Abroad arrangements with Student Finance?

Please indicate on your loan application that you will be abroad and provide date/location details.

Student Finance should then issue you with a Course Abroad Form (CAB1), which can be signed off by the University of Glasgow team organising your period abroad (normally the Study Abroad Team or your College/School Office).  Completed CAB1 should then be submitted to Student Finance.

Study Abroad may entitle you to additional funding or early loan payments; please liaise with Student Finance for further information.


I was supposed to be overseas for the full year but have returned early.

Please notify your course admin contact, Financial Aid team and MRIO Go Abroad team via email.

Please note your fees for the year will increase if you return early however these can normally be covered by an SLC tuition fee loan if you notify the financial aid team.

I want to withdraw from my studies.

Please liaise with your advisor of studies and course admin contact and submit a formal withdrawal request.

Please consult the refund policy for information on your tuition fee liability in event of a withdrawal from studies.


I am transferring to the University of Glasgow from another University.

Make sure your 13 character Student Support Number is recorded on MyCampus. 

Create a support call via your MyGlasgow page asking for a Transfer In Change of Circumstances to be submitted to the SLC.  Assign to the Financial Aid team within the Registry.

I am transferring to another University and leaving the University of Glasgow. Please follow the withdrawal process as above and ask your new University to submit a Transfer In Change of Circumstance via the SLC portal.

When creating a support call via MyGlasgow please include your name, student number and SLC student support number (13 characters).


Dental Student Support Grant (DSSG)

Dental students at the University of Glasgow can apply for a grant of £4,000 a year from second year onwards to help with the cost of their studies. This is called the Dental Student Support Grant (DSSG).

Full information including the application form is available on the Scottish Government's webpages.

The application deadline for 2020/21 is Friday 11th December 2020 however an early application is recommended.

Students awarded DSSG will receive two instalments of £2000, at the end of September and the end of January (will differ if you apply late), paid direct via Financial Aid on MyCampus.  Any students awarded DSSG must ensure they enter UK bank details in MyCampus.


The Sutherland Page Trust

The Trustee of The Sutherland Page Trust invites applications for funding available to undergraduate and postgraduate students who successfully completed the first year of their degree studying Medicine, Law, Arts, Divinity or Science.

Applications will be considered individually, and the amount of an award will be at the discretion of the Trustee. However, funds from The Trust are limited.

Application Criteria

Applicants must be born in Scotland or have at least on parent born in Scotland or have lived in Scotland for 3 continuous years before starting their degree.

Applicants must also have successfully completed the first year of their degree studying Medicine, Law, Arts, Divinity or Science.

Application Process

Submit the following documents:

Sutherland Page Application Form

Sutherland Page Self Certification Form

Extract birth certificate/parents birth certificate/evidence of domicile (residence)

Academic reference

To:

University of Glasgow
Financial Aid Team
Registry
Fraser Building Level 2
G12 8QQ

Applications can be submitted via post or dropped in via the Student Services front desk on level 2 of the Fraser Building.

Application Deadline 28th November 2019


Stipend Payments

If you are due to receive payments via MyCampus Financial Aid from the University of Glasgow, you should enter UK bank details in MyCampus (pdf).

If you do not enter UK bank details on to your MyCampus account, payments will be delayed.  Please see the Student Stipend Calendar for further information.


Nursing & Midwifery Discretionary Fund

Eligibility

In order to apply for a grant from the Nursing & Midwifery Discretionary Fund you must:

  • Be a full-time or part-time (studying 60 credits or more) UK Resident student studying for a pre-registration Nursing/Midwifery University of Glasgow degree.
    and
  • Be in receipt of your full bursary entitlement.

Available funds are limited and we advise applicants to submit completed applications as soon as possible after the start of the academic year.

It is difficult to say in advance the amount of grant that will be awarded however any amount awarded is unlikely to meet all needs and is not intended to be a student's primary source of income.

Discretionary Fund

Accommodation Costs

Grants for accommodation costs will only be made to you if you are living in:

  • Your own home,
  • Accommodation rented from a private landlord,
  • A Council/Housing Association,
  • Accommodation sub-leased from the University, or
  • The University residences.

Support will not be provided for particularly low accommodation costs.

Disability

You may be eligible if you have additional costs arising from a disability which you are not already in receipt of financial support for e.g. DSA.

Mature/Independent Student Premium

You may be eligible to receive an additional premium from the fund if:

  • You are 25 or over on the first day of the current academic year of your course, or
  • You are under 25 but have been granted independent status by your funding agency and are experiencing hardship

You will not be considered as a mature student if you receive any Young Students Bursaries or allowances.

Dependant Child(ren)/Registered Childcare

Students with dependant child(ren) or who have dependant child(ren) who are in registered childcare but cannot access the Childcare Fund.  Grants can be made towards registered or formal childcare costs which are not covered from ANY other source.  Students will be expected to have applied for the childcare element of Tax Credits if eligible.  Students should also have applied for the NHS Dependants’ Allowance, Single Parents Allowance and Childcare Allowance for Parents, if eligible.

Additional eligibility information

Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) provides Discretionary Funds to institutions. Guidelines issued by SAAS suggest that where a student is eligible to take out an NHS Bursary and has not done so then it would be reasonable to conclude that his or her circumstances were not sufficiently difficult to warrant assistance from the Nursing & Midwifery Discretionary Fund.

Any student eligible to apply for a bursary will therefore be required to produce documentary proof of their full bursary entitlement when submitting an application form. It will also be assumed that any assessed parental contribution is received in full unless a letter is provided detailing contrary circumstances.

Who is not eligible?

  • Students not registered and studying for a pre-registration Nursing & Midwifery degree at the University of Glasgow.
  • International Students (excluding EU students who have been ordinarily resident in the UK prior to starting their course and who are in receipt of the full student loan entitlement - if eligible)
  • Young, UK students who live in their parents home during term-time and have no dependants
  • Students who have not taken out their full NHS Bursary entitlement (if eligible)

Students registered under a non-standard Form of Study are not eligible to apply for the Funds:

  • Dissertation Extension
  • Erasmus Incoming
  • Exchange In
  • Exams Only
  • Reassessment of Dissertation
  • Sabbatical
  • Visiting In

How to apply

Complete the application form below and submit along with ALL relevant documentary evidence to Registry, Financial Aid Team on Level 2 of the Fraser Building for processing. It normally takes up to 4 weeks to process acompleted application.  During busy periods e.g start of academic year application processing times may be longer.

Nursing & Midwifery Discretionary Fund Application Form

Changes of financial circumstance

If your financial circumstances significantly change please contact a member of the Financial Aid Team to discuss your situation.  Each case is considered on its individual merits at the time of application. However, previous applications - whether successful or not - will be taken into consideration.

Being re-assessed is not a guarantee of further funds.

How to request a review

If you disagree with the decision reached you are entitled to request a review of your application. Reviews are handled by email: reg.finaid@glasgow.ac.uk

Request a review of your application in writing, clearly stating the grounds for review and, where appropriate, supplying additional documentary evidence to support the review process.

All requests for review must be received within 14 days of the date of the original decision letter. The review process can take up to two weeks.


Asylum Seeker Univeristy of Glasgow Sport Membership Support

The Financial Aid Team will pay annual membership fees for students who are asylum seekers and students granted leave under the ten years route to settlement without access to SAAS funding.

Eligible students requiring support should email the Financial Aid Team from their student email account to request support.


Rent Guarantor Scheme

The University of Glasgow Rent Guarantor Scheme has been developed to help students secure accommodation, which is otherwise unavailable, because a UK-based Rent Guarantor cannot be secured.

The Rent Guarantor Scheme will support up to 50 students per year and the University will act as Rent Guarantor for rent payable under Short Assured and Private Residential tenancies.

Student Eligibility

The Rent Guarantor Scheme is available to the following students, registered on a full degree programme:

  • Overseas students.
  • EU students.
  • UK students who are care leavers.
  • UK students who are estranged from their family.
  • Students with refugee or asylum seeker status.

Applicants to the Rent Guarantor Scheme must:

  • Be able to demonstrate adequate financial provision to meet the cost of rent payments throughout the academic year.
  • Have not defaulted on any debts to the University of Glasgow e.g. missed a tuition fee or accommodation payment instalment.
  • Have satisfactory academic progress and be on course to progress to the next academic year (only applies to continuing students).
  • Be able to demonstrate regular payments to current accommodation provider (only applies to continuing students with a current tenancy).

In the event of shared and multiple tenancies, the scheme will only support the individual applicant’s share of rent.  The scheme will only support full multiple tenancies if all tenants are eligible and invited to apply to the scheme individually.

Any guarantor application/agreement will become void in the event of a suspension, withdrawal or exclusion from studies.  The scheme will not cover students who fail to register or take up their accommodation.

Accommodation Eligibility

Independent Private Accommodation for which the following documents can be provided:

Purpose Built Student Accommodation (subject to gaining approved supplier status with the University of Glasgow).

What does the guarantee cover?

The guarantee covers rent only (not bills, damages etc.) up to a maximum of £150 per week/£650 per calendar month.

The University will cover rent for up to 12 months.

Application procedure

Eligible students can submit a Rent Guarantor Scheme Application Form via email.

When applying, students will be required to submit the following supporting documents:

For independent private accommodation:

For Purpose Built Student Accommodation providers, a letter on an official company letterhead containing:

  • Bank Sort Code
  • Bank Account Number
  • Bank Name
  • Branch Address
  • E Mail Address
  • VAT Registration Number
  • Company Registration Number
  • Company Registered Address
  • Number of Employees

In the event of a successful application, students will be required to:

  • Sign and return a Rent Guarantee Agreement (Student).
  • Arrange for landlord or accommodation provider to sign and return a Rent Guarantee Agreement (Provider).
    Purpose Built Student Accommodation providers must also submit additional documentation to obtain approved supplier status with the University of Glasgow.
  • Provide a signed copy of the lease agreement.

How does the scheme work?

Students are expected to pay rent directly to their landlord or accommodation provider as standard (not via a flatmate).  If a student is unable to pay rent they must notify the Financial Aid Team (reg.finaid@glasgow.ac.uk) immediately, explaining reason(s) for non-payment, amount due and the due date.  Landlords must also notify the Financial Aid Team by e-mail if rent is in arrears.

The University of Glasgow expects landlords to approach students for rent payment before requesting payment from the University. The University also expects students to promptly approach the University if struggling to pay rent.

How do I repay rent to the University of Glasgow?

If the University of Glasgow is required to pay rent on a student’s behalf, debt will be added to the student’s University of Glasgow account and will be required to be paid within an agreed timeframe.

Who to contact

For further information about the Rent Guarantor Scheme please contact the Financial Aid Team - reg.finaid@glasgow.ac.uk.


Other Financial Support

Scholarships and Bursaries

Internal scholarships and bursaries are administered by a variety of teams and offices across the Univerisity of Glasgow.  The directory provides details of the funding available to University of Glasgow students.

Advice

The Money Advice Centre offer impartial online financial advice aimed specifically at students.

The Student Representative Council Advice Centre can assist students with budgeting, managing their money and also often help students to negotiate repayment plans for debts with creditors including the University.

What Students Say About Us

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"The Financial Aid team has been extremely helpful in my experience. Not only were they able to help financially, but I was also lucky enough to be able to sit down and discuss my situation with a member of the team. This meeting was extremely helpful and provided me with a great deal of clarity regarding my financial situation. The application was straightforward and the Financial Aid team were able to answer any questions I had. The fund offers students with needed help that is unavailable elsewhere and the help I received has reduced a substantial amount of stress.
I would like to thank all of the Financial Aid team, the work you do is integral for some students to get by. I am extremely grateful for the help you were able to provide and wish you all the best."


About the Financial Aid Team

The Financial Aid Team are responsible for the management and administration of approximately £37 million of funds each year that are provided to University of Glasgow students from a variety of sources including the UK Government and United States Department of Education.  Student Financial Aid is a small team comprising of five members of staff working a mixture of full-time and part-time hours within the University of Glasgow Registry.

As well as administering the funds detailed below the team also manage the weekly and monthly BACS run processes, which facilitates payments to funded students via the MyCampus system.  A typical monthly BACS run provides over £2.1 million of funding to University of Glasgow students.

The funds available via the Financial Aid Team are intended to benefit as many of our eligible students as possible and allow them to complete their studies at the University of Glasgow.  Each academic session, the Financial Aid team organises the provision of financial support and funding to over 4,000 students.

Historical Hardship Fund and Discretionary Fund figures.

Full information on funding available via the Financial Aid Team is detailed below and our contact details are listed above, should you have any enquiries.

Alan McConnell (Financial Aid Manager) December 2018 interview with Ann Luk, for the PGR Blog.