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Warwick Bursary FAQs


How do I know if I am eligible for a bursary?

Please take a look at the eligibility criteria on the Warwick Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries page.

How do I apply for a bursary

Once you have applied for your Tuition Fee Loan and means-tested Maintenance Loan through SFE (Student Finance England) and this has been assessed and approved, Student Funding are notified by SFE if your household income is below £35,001.

We then check your criteria and approve if eligible. This is an automated application process and you do not have to complete a separate application form for the Warwick Bursary.

You will be notified of your bursary approval via email to the same email address you have registered with SFE.

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I went to an independent school for my sixth form education. How do I apply for a bursary?

To be eligible for a Warwick Bursary, you must fulfil the eligibility criteria listed on the Warwick Scholarships and Bursaries page. You must also have received a bursary or scholarship at your independent school because your family income was less than £25,001.

To apply for a bursary, you should first apply to Student Finance England for your student finance and be means-tested. You must also complete the Independent Schools Application Form available on the relevant Warwick Scholarships and Bursaries page and return it to us with evidence of your independent school bursary entitlement. This must be clear and unambiguous evidence that shows your school fees were met by a bursary awarded on the basis of your family’s financial circumstances. A letter from your school or college confirming your bursary arrangements will be acceptable as long as the letter makes clear that the bursary was awarded in recognition of a family income below £25,001 a year.

Once we have received evidence of your bursary and your financial assessment information from Student Finance England, we will be able to assess your eligibility for a Warwick Bursary.

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My household income has changed and I think I might now qualify for a bursary/ be eligible for a higher award.

Your first step should be to notify Student Finance England of any changes to your household income and request a current year assessment. Once this assessment has been completed, you should usually expect to hear from us within 8 weeks, provided we receive your information before 31 July of the relevant academic year.

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How soon will I find out if I qualify for a bursary?

The Student Funding team process bursary awards throughout the academic year. You should usually expect to hear from us within 8 weeks of completion of your student finance application, provided you have been means-tested.

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My student finance application is still in progress, does this mean that I won’t receive my bursary this year?

We process awards throughout the academic year. Provided you are eligible and we receive your information from Student Finance England before the last day of the relevant academic year, we will be able to process any award you are due. You will still receive your full entitlement.

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How do I know when I will receive my payments?

Once your bursary has been approved Student Finance England will send you an email directing you to your online account where you will find details of the amount of the bursary you have been awarded and the instalment payment dates. You will also be able to view your payments by logging in to your online student record.
Usual payment dates are inline with the start of each term, but this may change if your bursary is approved later in the year.

If you received an email from Student Funding notifying you that your bursary award will be paid directly from the University, you will not be able to view your payments through your Student Finance England account. Your award email will detail your payment dates.

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I haven’t received a copy of my award email.

Your award email will be sent to the email address you have listed with Student Finance England and can take up to 14 days to arrive once your award has been approved. You can view your award confirmation by logging in to your Student Finance England account and selecting the ‘letters and emails’ option.

If you received an email from Student Funding notifying you that your bursary award will be paid directly from the University, you will not be able to view your payments through your Student Finance England account. Your award email is confirmation of your bursary entitlement and will detail your payment dates.

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I need evidence to prove I am receiving a bursary.

You can download confirmation of your bursary by logging in to your Student Finance England account and selecting the ‘letters and emails’ option.

If you received an email from Student Funding notifying you that your bursary award will be paid directly from the University, you will not be able to download a letter in the method listed above. If your award email is not sufficient confirmation, please contact us on studentfunding at warwick dot ac dot uk.

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Do I need to submit my bank details for payment of my bursary?

Your bursary is paid on our behalf by Student Finance England (SFE), so your payments will be made into the same bank account you registered with SFE for payment of your loan/ grant.

You might have received an email from us notifying you that your bursary award will be paid directly from the University. If this applies to you, please follow the instructions to register your bank details listed in the email.

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What happens to my bursary payments if I take a year abroad?

If you continue to meet the eligibility criteria for the bursary scheme, you will still receive your Warwick Bursary payments.

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What happens to my bursary payments if I withdraw?

You will only be entitled to bursary payments for the time you are fully enrolled at the university. If you have received a payment after your last date of attendance, you may need to repay it. If this applies to you, we will be in touch. Please contact us to discuss your individual circumstances on studentfunding at warwick dot ac dot uk.

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