Finances

If you’re struggling with your finances due to the pandemic, or you need advice about your Student Loan, you’ll find all the information you need on this page.

Updates

Bursaries and funds

To view more information about our Hardship Fund and Travel Bursary, click here, or email  financialsupport@bil.ac.uk.

Debt and money worries

If you’re worried about your finances, including being in debt or facing eviction, please know that there are people who can help and guide you.

Head to our dedicated Housing and Legal Support / Advice page to find a list of organisations.

Student Loans Company (SLC)

Migrant Worker students

If you are funding your course via SLC and are a Migrant Worker, there are some changes to the new rules which may affect your funding across the next year.  We’ve outlined these for you below:

If you have previously met the criteria to qualify as a Migrant Worker, furlough will be considered employment and you may continue to qualify for support under this category. All Migrant Worker applications are assessed on a case by case basis, so please do make sure you send all relevant documentation to SLC as soon as you can.

If you have become involuntarily unemployed or are self-employed with no work, you should register with the relevant unemployment office (which is usually the Jobcentre / DWP) and you may continue to qualify as a Migrant Worker under the retention of work status rule.

If you currently do not meet the criteria to qualify as a Migrant Worker, you can apply for EU funding (tuition fee only) until you do meet the Migrant Worker criteria.  You can then apply if there are changes to your employment status.

If you’re unsure which of the above applies to you or if your funding is affected, please fill out our form and we’ll let you know what your next steps are. 

If you have any questions at all, please contact our Finance team on slcfinance@bil.ac.uk.

Resources

If you’re facing eviction as a result of coronavirus or you need any kind of legal advice, head to this page for resources and organisations who can help you.