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Financial Support

Money can be a real concern for prospective students, but we are dedicated to ensuring you receive all the best possible financial support. These are just a few examples of support specific to Care Leavers, however our Fees and Funding page has more detailed information for all students.

  • For the academic year 2020/21, we are very happy to be offering a number of Care Leavers a place in any of our Halls of Residence, entirely free of charge, when they study an undergraduate course with us.

    Care Leaver Accommodation Award

  • This non-means tested award of £1,500 per year is to help students from a care background with course and living costs whilst studying an undergraduate or postgraduate course.

    Care Leaver/Foyer Award

  • Work

    If you’re looking for some extra cash and flexible working hours to fit around your studies, you should sign up with our in-house recruitment agency, Unitemps. They can offer a wide range of paid part-time or full-time temporary work opportunities both on-campus and with local businesses.


    Local Authority Support

    Most local authorities such as borough, city or county councils will offer some form of financial support for Care Leavers from that local area.

    For example, Northamptonshire County Council provides a bursary of at least £2,000 for Care Leavers who go to university under the age of 25, and can provide support with travel costs to and from university at the start and end of term.

    Visit the NCC Care Leaver website


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