Disability Rights have produced information on funding personal care and study related support at university.
Other useful websites include.....
For England - Guide to student finances and loans www.direct.gov.uk
Student Finance Wales - has a student finance calculator to find out what help you are entitled to, providing an estimate student loans, grants, scholarships and bursaries
The Scottish Government provide a free download " Helping you meet the cost of Learning - Funding for disabled students 2011-2012"
Student Parents for England - provide a calculator to check that your finances add up and sources of funding for education.
Student Luke Blaxhill has published a guide www.gradfunding.co.uk to help students find grants from the voluntary sector.
Martin Lewis from MoneysavingExpert.com has created an excellent summary guide for potential students and parents.
It manages to detail in just 20 points the facts and figures around the changes and how much you will have to repay in the future.
Martin Lewis also heads up the Independent Taskforce on Student Finance Information which provides independent information for students, parents and teachers on student finance.
FfWG offers three types of Awards:
Application forms for all three awards can be obtained by e-mailing the Grants Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Foundation is an independent charity that works against social injustice by providing finanacial bursaries, mentoring and support to help disadvantaged students.
It provides bursaries to students in the adult and further education sector facing severe financial hardship that may prevent their progress to a degree course in higher education.
The charity helps a wide range of students with varying barriers to learning including those with a history of severe health problems, physical disabilities, emotional difficulties and aquired conditions.
Applications must be made by the student’s FE or Sixth Form College or Adult Education Centre. A college may only nominate 5 students a year.
The next round of applications opens on January 2012.
The Hockerill Foundation provides grants to support:
Full eligibility criteria for each of the grants and application forms can be obtained from the website.
The Inner Temple, one of the four Inns of Court in London provide financial support for disabled students or pupils of the Inner Temple.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need and have the propects of being called to the Bar.
To apply: Complete the on-line application form and e-mail to the Students and Scholarships Assistant.
Other scholarships and funding are also available from the Inner Temple.
The Reid Trust awards grants to women educated in the UK towards further training or research at an appropriate educational establishment.
Funding between 250 to 1,000 may be applied for course fees or in some cases for additonal support such as childcare.
To apply download and complete an application form from the website. Financial information and references will be required.
The deadline for applications is the 31st May with successful applicants receiving notification of an award in late July.
The Student Disability Assistance Fund is run by the British Association of Health Services for Students in Higher Education (BAHSHE).
It provides financial support for the purchase educational aids such as specialist computer equipment, extra travel coats or support.
Before applying to the fund a student must apply for the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA). A student who is not entitled to DSA or has been refused is more likely to receive an award from the Fund.
Applications are considered three times a year, on the first day of November, March and June.
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