The BPP Students' Association Crisis Fund is a limited source of financial support for students who, due to circumstances beyond their control, are in severe financial difficulties.
The fund has very limited resources and any grant of award will be modest and with the sole aim of providing short-term emergency support. The fund is not being offered to provide ongoing or regular support to any student. Additionally, it is not designed to enable students to start a course of study or to assist those who have not prepared themselves financially to begin their course. Therefore, applicants who seek funding to cover their course fees are ineligible. The maximum fund that will be given to full time students is £250 and £150 for part time students.
Applicants who have received funding from other sources are still eligible to apply (though this factor will be considered by the Association representatives in granting any award).
The Association will expect that applicants have taken all reasonable steps to ensure financial stability and have applied to secure funds through other means for example - via overdraft, family or loans (such as student / professional loans).
For general funding advice, please contact IndependentAdvice@bpp.com
Who is not eligible to apply?
- Those who are not currently registered students of BPP University.
- Those seeking to cover course fees.
- Those who are seeking to cover long term costs (examples include rent, utility bills, credit card bills, long term travel).
- Those who have already been awarded support via the Crisis Fund in the same academic term.
- Those who have not applied for their full entitlement of the Student Loan
Please note that for the basis of the Crisis Fund, an academic term is taken from the undergraduate calendar and as such, a student may apply once in the following terms:
15th May 2017 - 24th September 2017
25 September 2017 - 28th January 2018
29th January 2018 - 28th May 2018
20th May 2018 - 7th September 2018
How to apply?
Complete the Crisis Fund Application form, together with any supporting documentary evidence, and sent it to the Independent Advice Team.
Once your application is submitted, together with all supporting evidence, it will be considered by the Association Representatives. Please note that you must provide 3 months of bank statements of all bank accounts that you have access to when submitting your form. We will endeavour to respond to all applications within 2 working days, however we aim to provide decisions within 1 working day.*
*Please note that if you do not follow the instructions, submit the correct evidence or fail to sign the form it is likely that your application will be delayed or rejected.
Download the Crisis Fund Application here