The University of Northampton Bursary

2018/19 Entrants Award Package

For Home/EU students commencing study in 18/19 on any of the following programmes:

Any BA, BSc, LLB, BEng, HND, FdA, FdSc course or BA/BSc incorporating the Foundation Study Framework offered by the University of Northampton with a £9,250 tuition fee (or £6,500 for the first year of study of a BA/BSc incorporating the Foundation Study Framework)

Eligibility

  • Commence your undergraduate course in 2018/19
  • Be a Home or EU student
  • Be paying tuition fees or £6,500 or £9,250 in 2018/19 and have made arrangements to pay your fees, either by loan, yourself, your parents or another sponsor and adhered to the payment arrantgement
  • Have a household income of £25,000 or less per year as assessed by Student Finance England.

Year 1 (or Foundation Year 0)

Choice of the following:

  • Equipment – A HP Laptop with Microsoft Office and Windows Defender
  • Halls of Residence Rent Discount – £250 Discount applied in Spring and Summer term (total £500)
  • On-campus Credit Programme – £500 to spend at Student Union outlets.

Year 2 (Year 1 for Foundation Study Framework Students)

£500 cash bursary

The bursary will be paid in two installments:

  • 50% (£250.00) March
  • 50% (£250.00) May

Year 3 (Year 2 for Foundation Study Framework Students)

£500 cash bursary

The bursary will be paid in two installments:

  • 50% (£250.00) March
  • 50% (£250.00) May

Year 3 for Foundation Study Framework Students

£500 cash bursary

The bursary will be paid in two installments

  • 50% (£250.00) March
  • 50% (£250.00) May

To qualify each year for a 50% bursary payment in March, students must be fully enrolled and attending their course full time on the first day of term two and liable for 50% of their fees at this point. To qualify for the second 50% bursary payment in May students must be fully enrolled and attending their course full time at the start of term three and therefore liable for 100% of their fees at this point. Students who have withdrawn from their course before these dates will not receive the relevant 50% payment.

Student Finance England’s assessment of the student’s household income is used to determine eligibility for the cash bursary each year.

Students do not need to apply separately for a bursary assessment.

Qualifying students will automatically be assessed on their bursary eligibility provided that they (and their sponsors or partner) have given consent on their application to Student Finance to share their household income information with the University. Bursary assessments can only be completed by the University if the student’s household income is fully verified by Student Finance England (or relevant local assessment body).

Who is not eligible?

You will not be eligible if:

  • You are studying a course that is funded by the NHS
  • You are studying for an Equivalent Level Qualification (ELQ)
  • You are studying Part Time
  • You are studying a one year Top Up Course or PGCE or are a Direct Entrant to year 2 or 3*
  • You are studying at a Partner Institution
  • You are studying a Postgraduate courses
  • Your course is funded by ELCAS

Bursary deadline

Please note the deadline for being assessed for a bursary for each academic year is 1 June.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure accurate and timely evidence is provided to Student Finance England so that the household income is verified to the University. Please ensure when applying for your student finance funding that you, and your parent(s) or sponsor give consent to share information with the University so that we can view the level of your household income and award any bursary that may be due.

Overpaid bursary

Any award payment made by the University of Northampton after a student has interrupted their studies or withdrawn will be recovered from the student.

Any bursary or scholarship payment made by the University of Northampton in error, or paid as a result of inaccurate household income data, will be recovered from the student.

2018/19 Entrants Bursary Award (students who do not qualify for the Benefit Package)

Benefits of Studying with Us

The University of Northampton Bursary will be paid to eligible students studying full-time undergraduate course paying £9,000 or £9,250 in 2018/19

This is an income related bursary and does not have to be repaid. It will not affect payment of your maintenance loans. Continuing students whose circumstances remain unchanged and meet the criteria will qualify for this bursary.

Who is eligible for the University of Northampton Bursary?

To meet the eligibility criteria for the University of Northampton Bursary in 2017/18 you must:

  • commence your undergraduate course prior to 18/19
  • be a home or EU student
  • be paying tuition fees of £9,000 or £9,250 in 2018/19
  • have made arrangements to pay your fees, either by loan, yourself, your parents or another sponsor and adhered to the payment arrangement
  • household income of £25,000 or less per year
  • be enrolled and attending as a full-time student on a HND, Foundation*, BA, BSc or PGCE course (see exceptions below)
  • be eligible for student support under UK student support regulations​

You will not be eligible for the bursary if you are:

  • studying a course that is funded by the NHS
  • studying for an Equivalent Level Qualification (ELQ)
  • studying on a sandwich year or year abroad
  • paying tuition fees of less than £9,000
  • studying at Moulton College (students on Moulton College degree courses will not be eligible for the University of Northampton Bursary and should contact Moulton College for details of the Moulton College bursary scheme)
  • you have a household income above £25,000 per year
  • studying a part time course or a postgraduate course
  • you have withdrawn from the course prior to the start of term that the bursary payment is due to be paid in

How to apply

Student Finance England’s assessment of the student’s household income is used to determine eligibility for the University of Northampton Bursary. You do not need to apply separately for a bursary assessment.

You will be automatically assessed on your bursary eligibility provided you (and your sponsors or partner) have given consent on your application to Student Finance to share their household income information with the University. Bursary assessments can only be completed by the University if the your household income is fully verified by Student Finance England (or relevant local assessment body).

Bursary deadline

Please note the deadline for being assessed for a bursary for the academic year 2018/19 is 1st June 2019

It is your responsibility to ensure accurate and timely evidence is provided to Student Finance England so that the household income is verified to the University before 1st June 2018 deadline.

Please make sure you and your parent(s) sponsors have elected to share financial information held by SFE with the University, failure to do this may delay payment of the bursary as we will not be able to view the household income needed to award the bursary.

Bursary payment

The bursary will be paid in two instalments on the following dates:

  • 50% on 15th  March 2019
  • 50% on 31st May 2019

To qualify for a 50% bursary payment on 17th March 2018 students must be fully enrolled and attending their course full-time on the first day of term two and liable for 50% of their fees at this point. To qualify for the second 50% bursary payment on 31st May 2018, students must be fully enrolled and attending their course full-time at the start of term three and therefore liable for 100% of their fees at this point. Students who have withdrawn from their course before these dates will not receive the relevant 50% payment.

The bursary is payable in each year of the course provided the student continues to meet the eligibility criteria. Payment is made through the Student Loans Company to the bank account provided by the student for their loan payments.

Where a student is due a bursary award but has a debt* owing to the University the award will be transferred to re-pay all or part of the debt.

*Tuition/course related debts only.

The amount paid depends on the level of household income:

Assessed household income Bursary each year
£0 to £25,000 £500

Overpaid bursary

Any award payment made by the University of Northampton after a student has interrupted their studies or withdrawn will be recovered from the student.

Any bursary or scholarship payment made by the University of Northampton in error, or paid as a result of inaccurate household income data, will be recovered from the student.

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