Student financial guidance

We are the University's expert financial guidance team, providing support and guidance on a wide range of financial issues.

Our service is free, confidential and non-judgemental. We help both current and prospective students – so we're here to help you before you even apply to university and throughout your time here.


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Money matters

Managing your money while being a student can be difficult, especially as your student finance payments are made once per term. If you think you might need support with your budgeting, please get in touch with us and we'll be able to offer you some practical advice and guidance on your next steps.

We have designed and released a student-specific budgeting app PANDA that will help you keep track of your spending.

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Who do we support?

Our service is available to:

  • Current students
  • Prospective students 
  • Full-time students
  • Part-time students
  • Undergraduate students
  • Postgraduate students
  • On or off-campus students, including those who study at partner colleges
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Ways we can help

Our Student Financial Guidance Team can help you with:

  • Managing money at university eg budgeting 
  • Guidance on available grants, loans, bursaries and scholarships
  • Help with applying for funding support
  • Contact with relevant organisations, such as Student Finance England or the Student Loans Company
  • Information on the Student Finance system and other sources of financial support
  • Assistance with claims for state benefits for those eligible
  • Help with identifying educational charities and trusts
  • International student financial support
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Student Support Fund

The Student Support Fund is a discretionary fund that students can apply to if they find themselves in unforeseen financial hardship during their studies. It cannot provide large sums to those who have not made realistic provisions eg debt owed to the University, tuition fees, or visa and immigration-related expenses. 

Find out more about the Student Support Fund.

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Get in touch

We are based at Student Support Services, Edinburgh Building Level 1, City Campus. 

You can contact us on 0191 515 2284 or email us at

Visit our student financial guidance website to learn more about how we can support you.