Short-Term Loans/Emergency Help
If there is a delay in the payment of your first loan instalment we may be able to offer you some short- term help
Short-Term Loans are available to ‘Home’ students in financial difficulty where students have no alternative source of funds and have not yet received their loan instalment through no fault of their own. Applications are subject to supporting documentary evidence
Any assistance offered in the form of a Short-Term Loan will primarily be to help with food and travel costs for up to four weeks. We are unable to cover your rent or tuition fees costs. If you cannot pay your accommodation you will need to try and arrange deferment of rent payments with the accommodation/finance office or landlord directly.
To apply for a Short Term Loan students will need to attend a Money Support appointment at the Rose Bowl on Mon - Fri between 12:30 - 13:30. Students based at Headingley can either book a Rose Bowl appointment or alternatively arrange one for either Tuesday or Thursday afternoon at Priestley Hall between 13:00 - 15:00. All appointments must be booked through MyHub.
When an appointment is secured please also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org briefly explaining the reason why a Short Term Loan is necessary and a Money Support Officer will get back to you to confirm your appointment (if required)
For University accommodation issues please email our Incomes Office on email@example.com
If you have received Your Student Finance Entitlement Summary from Student Finance England, you need to contact them to find out when your money will be paid (please note that the Student Loans Company do not release funds until you have enrolled on your course). You should also have completed the Loan Request and the University needs to have confirmed your attendance. (Payment will be between 3 and 5 working days from confirmation of attendance).
You will receive a text from the Student Loans Company the day before funds are due into your account.
If you have children or are starting your final year of study you maybe eligible for an award from the Leeds Beckett Hardship fund. In this circumstance we may be able to offer you an advance on this award rather than a Short-term Loan.
Please see below for details of evidence required to accompany a completed application form:
New Students not yet in receipt of their Student Finance Entitlement Summary:
- Confirmation that you have applied to SFE (letter, printout or fax)
- Up-to-date bank mini-statement
- Copy of Your Student Finance Entitlement Summary that you have applied to SFE (letter, printout or fax)
- Decision of the September Exam Board
- Up-to-date bank mini-statement
- Telephone: 0113 8126701
You are required to re-pay this Short-Term Loan when your Student Loan comes through. If you cannot repay then you should contact Money Support in advance of the repayment date and explain the reasons for non payment. If a Short Term Loan is not repaid before the deadline signed on the application form then a Money Support Officer will email you to ask why this has not been paid and to arrange a repayment plan if necessary.
You can repay by contacting the Cashiers department and pay over the phone with your card or alternatively you can repay through the on line store.
If you require help with general living costs you might like to consider an application to the Leeds Beckett Hardship Funds, please contact the Student Hub from 1st September 2016
Students should contact Money Support in the first instance to discuss their situation.