Let’s face it, money management is tough, but it’s important to stay on top of it and we have all the tips, guides, and support available to help you along the way. From money saving tips, to loans and funds, the University can help.
Managing your money
Student Finance team
Our Student Funding and Finance team are always available to help you plan and manage your money. You can book an appointment to speak to our advisers or contact them through:
- email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone: +44 (0)1707 284800
They have also put together a handy guide of 8 top tips for budgeting and managing your finances.
Tips for current students
Why not get some advice from your fellow students? You can read their blogs below, or chat to them directly on UniBuddy.
Read Alinas' advice on working part-time while studying
Read James' advice on part-time jobs as a student
Read Mercedes' five tips on budgeting and spending your student loan
There are so many resources you can access to help with budgeting, understanding what you need to pay for, and how to save money with student discounts, including:
- railcard discounts (Railcard website)
- student bank accounts (comparethemarket website)
- general discounts (vouchercodes website)
- money-Ready for Uni (blackbullion website)
- TV Licensing (tvlicensing website)
- more budgeting videos (youtube)
- registering for a Student Discount Card (totum website)
- student discounts (unidays website / studentbeans website)
- useful tools and resources for students (savethestudent website)
Blackbullion is a financial e-learning tool with the aim to provide you with money management skills for life, this service is offered for free to all Herts students.
If you are worried about your finances and you’d like to talk to someone outside of the University, you can contact Student Space. Student Space is run by Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity, and is funded by the Office for Students. There are lots of other resources on their website to help students during the pandemic, and you can talk to their team on web chat, phone, and email.
Financial support at the University
University Financial Assistance Fund
The University Financial Assistance Fund is a scheme funded by the University to assist home students who find themselves in unexpected financial difficulties. You’ll need to submit an application form with evidence, and the team will take a look and let you know if you are eligible for some financial support.
Find out more about the University Financial Assistance Fund
If you have experienced a delay in payment of the first instalment of your maintenance loan/grant from Student Finance England (SFE), you can make an appointment with the Student Funding and Financial Support team to help you.
The team could help with providing you with an emergency loan, which is intended to help cover short-term, low value costs when the unexpected happens.
Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA)
The DSA is financial support you can apply for to cover study-related costs due to a mental health problem, long term illness or any other disability. You don’t need to pay DSA back and can apply at any time.
Find out if you are eligible for the Disable Students' Allowance