Money can be a concern for prospective students but there is help to be had. Support towards tuition fees and living costs for undergraduate and postgraduate courses is available from a variety of places if you meet eligibility criteria. We offer scholarships, bursaries and awards and you may be eligible for statutory support from the Government, including Student Finance loans, disabled students allowance and childcare support. You may also be eligible to receive either a discount or an exemption from paying council tax and assistance with healthcare costs.

Please note that your eligibility to receive funding will depend on meeting certain assessment criteria which may include your new course, residency status, household income, and any previous higher education study you have done, in the UK or overseas.

If you study at university, you may be eligible to receive funding towards your tuition fees and living costs, depending upon circumstances including your new course, mode of study, household income assessment and any previous higher education study you may have had (whether in the UK and/or overseas).


The Financial Guidance team are available to help if you have any questions about the funding that may be available to you, managing your money, or any financial concerns. We also have a partnership with the Northampton Citizens Advice, for more complex queries.

We also assess students for additional funds which may be available from the University, including the Financial Assistance Fund. This can provide discretionary financial assistance to UK students to help them access and remain in higher education as well as easing unexpected financial difficulty (eligibility criteria apply). Awards from the Fund are made according to assessed need and vary between £100 and £4,500. They do not usually have to be repaid.

Students who are applying for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) and require an educational psychologist’s report, and/or have to pay the first £200 towards the cost of DSA-recommended computer equipment themselves, may be eligible to apply for help towards this expenditure through the Fund.

Please be aware that this additional funding is not a guaranteed source of income.

For further details, please contact the Financial Guidance team at