Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs)
If you have a disability, ongoing health condition, mental health condition or learning difficulty, you may well be entitled to receive DSA. Visit DirectGov to find out if you're eligible. Or, for more information, take a look at the Disabled Students' Allowances Leaflet.
Financial Hardship Help
The Union and University provide the following financial assistance for students who are in financial hardship:
1. Financial help to priority groups - Access to Learning Fund
If you fulfil the following criteria, there's a possibility of further financial help. Talk to an ARC adviser to find out more.
- You are a 'home' undergraduate student
- You are a lone parent
- You rent your house from a private landlord or housing association
- You are expected to pay for childcare
- Your student funding is delayed
- You have no other sources of funding
View the ARC Guidelines on the Access to Learning Fund
2. UBS Welfare Loan
A £150 loan from Union of Brunel Students. Apply in person by visiting the ARC. You can apply if you are:
- A home student who has already applied for the University's Emergency Loan
- An overseas and/or postgraduate student who is suffering from financial hardship and have no other sources of funding
Full details here.
3. Emergency Loan
A £200 short term loan if you haven't yet received the first instalment of your student loan. You can apply several times, until your first instalment arrives, after which the full amount of borrowed emergency loans is repayable. Apply at the Student Centre. You can apply if you:
- Are an undergraduate, home student who is paying home fees
- Can show that you have applied for student funding
- Haven't yet received your first loan instalment.