Hardship Funds

Hardship Funds

What is the Hardship Fund?

The Hardship Fund, also known as the Discretionary Fund, is extra funding given to the College by the Government to help support students financially. The fund is intended for students who are experiencing financial problems or have higher than average expenditure. The fund is used to help towards costs such as accommodation, utility bills, travel and study costs. We welcome applications from all students but give priority to lone parents, people in their own tenancy (including Halls), over 60s, students paying their own fees and those who are Care Experienced.

Students do not need to repay this fund; however, money is limited so not all applications are successful.

Who can apply?

To apply you must be a registered student studying a certified course and have applied for and be receiving the full amount of funding available to you. For example, a full-time HND student should be getting the full Student Loan available to them.

Full-time students may receive up to a maximum of £4,000; however, most students receive less than this. Part-time students can apply; however, we’re limited to assisting with travel and course materials costs.

ESOL students can apply for help towards their travel costs; however, priority is given to those in receipt of benefits and you must live more than 2 miles from the College.

How to Apply

You should meet with a Student Advisor who will talk to you about your situation and eligibility. If you are eligible, the Student Advisor will set up an online application for you and send you an email with a link to the application form. You must submit evidence with your application. For more information contact us on 0141 375 5192 or email studentadvisors@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk.