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Durham University

Student Finance

2021/22 Student Support Fund Full Application Form

Declaration

Please read this declaration carefully before selecting the "Yes" option from the drop-down menu (we will not process applications where "No" is selected).  Please also ensure that you have filled in the form accurately and uploaded all the necessary supporting documentation.  Failure to provide any supporting documentation requested by the Student Support Fund administrators will result in an incomplete application.  We will not process incomplete applications

1. I confirm that I have read and understood the information on the Student Support Fund Essential Information web page.

2. I understand that the Student Support Fund is a discretionary fund and that I am not guaranteed to receive an award from it.

3. I confirm that the information supplied in this application form is correct and agree that the Student Support Fund administrators may seek further evidence where necessary to substantiate my statements.  I understand that if I do not provide this information I may not receive an award from the Student Support Fund.  I understand that submitting false information or omitting relevant information on this application form will be considered a Major Offence in terms of University discipline.

4. I understand that my application will be read by the Student Support Fund administrators.  I understand that the Student Support Fund administrators will contact the Student Support Office in my College to inform them that I have made an application to the Student Support Fund and to request relevant background information.  I understand that the Student Support Fund administrators may contact other offices within the University to inform them that I have made an application to the Student Support Fund and/or to request relevant background information.  I understand that any correspondence pertaining to this application may be shared with the Student Support Office in my College and with other offices within the University.

5. I understand that the Student Support Fund administrators will examine my bank statements and may ask me for information about them, particularly in relation to any large, unusual, or otherwise noteworthy, transactions. 

6. I understand that I may be required to discuss my future budget with one of the Student Support Fund administrators before receiving any award from the Student Support Fund.  I understand that, if my bank statements indicate that I am in need of immediate budgeting advice, my application to the Student Support Fund may not be assessed until I have met with one of the Student Support Fund administrators. 

7. I understand that any applicable portion of any award I receive from the Student Support Fund may be paid to a third party, including the University if I am in debt to the University.  I give my permission for any applicable portion of any award I receive from the Student Support Fund to be paid to any third party deemed appropriate by the Student Support Fund administrators.

8. I understand that the data I provide by completing and submitting this form will be stored and used in line with the University Data Protection Privacy Notice.

9. I confirm that I am in real financial need which cannot reasonably be reduced to a manageable level by my own actions and that without financial support I will not be able to continue my course.

About You

You will find this on your Campus Card.  It begins 00.

Please provide the names and dates of birth of your dependants, plus their relationship to you.

Please provide brief details about your disability/disabilities.

If you have had a Needs Assessment carried out by DUAC you can give us consent to access it.  We will use the information in your Needs Assessment to help us decide whether you have any extra costs which can be met by the Student Support Fund.

Your Income
Please tell us about your income from the date on which you intend to submit your application to the end of your academic year / the Long Vacation. You must specify whether income is per week, per month, per term or for the entire period.

You must submit transaction reports / bank statements going back six months from the date on which you intend to submit your application form.

For Student Support Fund purposes the last day of your academic year if you are an undergraduate is 24th June 2022.  If you are a PGCE student it is 1st July 2022.  If you are a taught postgraduate it is 30th September 2022.  If you are a reasearch postgraduate it is the 30th September 2022 or the date on which you will submit your thesis.

The last day of the Long Vacation for undergraduates is 2nd October 2022.

Your Expenditure
You must specify whether expenditure is per week, per month, per term or for the entire period.

You must submit transaction reports / bank statements going back six months from the date on which you intend to submit your application form.

For Student Support Fund purposes the last day of your academic year if you are an undergraduate is 24th June 2022.  If you are a PGCE student it is 1st July 2022.  If you are a taught postgraduate it is 30th September 2022.  If you are a reasearch postgraduate it is the 30th September 2022 or the date on which you will submit your thesis.

The last day of the Long Vacation for undergraduates is 2nd October 2022.

This includes the cost of your TV Licence.

For students in College accommodation only

Books, stationery, printing etc.

The Student Support Fund will not meet the cost of debt repayments unless token minimum repayments have been negotiated and you have stopped using the source of credit.

Your Personal Statement
Please provide as much information in your personal statement as you can. We do not want to be intrusive, but the more information we have the more we can help you. You may wish to structure your personal statement by answering the following questions (if applicable to you).
Your Bank Accounts
Payment Details
Please provide details of the bank account into which you would like any award from the Student Support Fund to be paid.
Supporting Documentation

Please e-mail transaction reports/bank statements from all your bank accounts including savings accounts and ISAs to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk.

Transaction reports/bank statements must go back six months from the date on which you submit your 2021/22 Student Support Fund Short-term Loan Application Form. For example, if you submit your 2021/22 Short-term Loan Application Form on the 1st May 2022 your transaction reports/bank statements must cover the period 1st November 2021 - 1st May 2022.

Transaction reports/bank statements must be collated into one pdf file and must be in date order. We will not accept Excel spreadsheet downloads.

Select an option from the drop down menu to confirm/not confirm this statement: I have e-mailed transaction reports/bank statements from all my bank accounts including savings accounts and ISAs to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk.

We will not be able to assess your application without transaction reports/bank statements from all your bank accounts including savings accounts and ISAs.

Please e-mail your Student Finance Notification from Student Finance England (or equivalent) to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk (if applicable).

Select an option from the drop down menu to confirm/not confirm this statement: I have e-mailed my Student Finance Notification from Student Finance England (or equivalent) to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk.

 

Please e-mail your Durham Grant or Supported Progression e-mail to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk (if applicable).

Select an option from the drop down menu to confirm/not confirm this statement: I have e-mailed my Durham Grant or Supported Progression e-mail  to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk.

Please e-mail written confirmation of any other funding you receive to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk (if applicable).

Select an option from the drop down menu to confirm/not confirm this statement: I have e-mailed written confirmation of any other funding I receive to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk.

Please e-mail your College Accommodation invoice OR your tenancy agreement / mortgage documentation to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk (if applicable).

Select an option from the drop down menu to confirm/not confirm this statement: I have e-mailed written confirmation of my College Accommodation invoice OR my tenancy agreement / mortgage documentation to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk.

Please e-mail evidence of your household bills to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk (if applicable).

Select an option from the drop down menu to confirm/not confirm this statement: I have e-mailed evidence of my household bills to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk.

Please e-mail evidence of your childcare costs to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk (if applicable).

Select an option from the drop down menu to confirm/not confirm this statement: I have e-mailed evidence of my childcare to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk.

Please e-mail evidence of your benefits / tax credits to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk (if applicable).

Select an option from the drop down menu to confirm/not confirm this statement: I have e-mailed evidence of my benefits / tax credits to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk.

Please e-mail evidence of debt repayments I have to make to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk (applicable).

Select an option from the drop down menu to confirm/not confirm this statement: I have e-mailed evidence of debt repayments I have to make to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk.

Please e-mail evidence of earnings to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk (if applicable).

Select an option from the drop down menu to confirm/not confirm this statement: I have e-mailed evidence of earnings to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk.

Please e-mail evidence of earnings to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk (if applicable).

Select an option from the drop down menu to confirm/not confirm this statement: I have e-mailed evidence of earnings to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk.

 

Please e-mail evidence of any other expenditure I have to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk (applicable).

Select an option from the drop down menu to confirm/not confirm this statement: I have e-mailed evidence of any other expenditure I have to student.supportfund@durham.ac.uk.