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If you get into financial difficulties while studying, help is available from the Access to Learning Fund (ALF). Any awards are subject to available funding.
This provides extra money if you need help for your course or to stay in higher education. It can also provide help if you are on a low income or suffering financial hardship.
The fund can be used for course and living costs that are not met by other grants, for emergency payments to cover financial crises, or to help you if you are thinking of giving up your course because of financial difficulties.
Money from the Access to Learning Fund is paid on top of the standard student finance package. It is not meant as a substitute for it. As a student, you are expected to apply for all the loans, grants and bursaries (as appropriate) to which you are entitled, before asking for help from the Access to Learning Fund.
The fund can be used to help UK/EU students registered on a course in the following categories:
Part-time students on courses that last at least one year and do not take more than twice as long to complete as an equivalent full-time course are eligible to receive this fund.
Full-time students and students with children, lone parents, mature students, students with low income families, students who have been in care, students who are homeless, final-year students and disabled students are also eligible to apply to this fund.
Please contact Student Money Advice by making an enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org or call into the Student Money drop in at Luton or Bedford. Enquiries can also be made to SID Student Information Desk.
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