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Students whose statutory funding for maintenance/living costs is delayed or who are awaiting NHS reimbursement can apply for a Bridging Loan or essential living costs. This loan is not normally for accommodation costs.
Bridging Loan application form » FAQs »
A Bridging Loan is for full-time
students who have applied for statutory funding and who are awaiting their first payment. You will need to provide evidence that you
have applied for the maximum free overdraft facility allowed by your bank.
A Bridging Loan is also available
for NHS students awaiting reimbursement from the NHS.
The usual amount is £250 for
students without dependants and £350 for students with dependants.
The loan is intended for
essential living costs only, not usually for accommodation costs.
The loan is repayable in full
within 4 weeks of it being issued.
A condition of the loan is that
you provide us with your debit card details for repayment on the agreed date.
For NHS students awaiting reimbursement from the NHS,
the loan is repayable on the reimbursement due date.
Complete the application form (Word .doc) and submit all the evidence required. There is an evidence check list on the back of the application form.
Please submit photocopies of evidence only as we will not be able to return any documents to you.
Return the form to the Student Central helpdesk in the JHB Building, or scan and email as a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brookes Union Advice Service
located on the first floor of the JHB Building can help you chase delayed
statutory funding by contacting SFE or the NHS on your behalf.
They also offer budget and debt management advice.