If you’re experiencing difficulties with your finances we may be able to offer support through the University Hardship Fund.

Support with financial difficulty

To support students the University has recently tripled the Hardship Fund to £1.5 million from £500,000. We have also invested in additional staff resource to ensure applications to the University Hardship Fund are processed as swiftly as possible.

Over the coming months, the University will keep working with the Guild of Students to understand your needs and we will continually assess the situation. If you need financial support, please reach out. Our Money Advice and Guidance Team are here to help.

Liverpool Guild of Students also offers a short-term four-week emergency loan service for students in immediate hardship which can be used for food and other essential items.

You can find out about scholarships and bursaries on our web pages.

The National Association of Student Money Advisers (NASMA) has some useful information on lots of student money issues. You can find the latest edition of Student Money Matters online.

Student finance

Check with your student finance body to make sure you’ve applied for all the loans and grants that you’re eligible to receive.

It’s also important to make sure you are getting the correct amount of maintenance loan from Student Finance. If you’re not sure or you are worried that your loan amount is incorrect you can contact our Money Advice and Guidance Team who can check this for you.

For the 2022/23 academic year, Student finance will normally look at the tax year ending in April 2021. If the household income has dropped by 15% or more (5% if you are from Northern Ireland), you can ask for a current-year assessment. You can find further details about this on the UK Government webpages.

Additional funding

In some cases, you may be entitled to funding from trusts and charities which depends on individual circumstances.

Earn while you learn

Job opportunities and careers support are all available via our online careers platform, Handshake. Every University of Liverpool student has access to a Handshake account so there is no need to register – you simply need to activate your account. The platform can be used to help you find the jobs you’re looking for both during and after your studies including part-time jobs to supplement your income during your studies.

Speak to a Money Advice and Guidance advisor

If you are unable to find an answer to your query on our web pages email or book an online confidential one-one appointment.