Financial advice

Meet face to face with our financial advisors to discuss your queries

Our Senior Student Advisors offer advice to students on issues such as:

  • Money management and budgeting
  • Student finance entitlement and assistance if funding is rejected
  • Maximising income
  • The financial implications of changing study
  • Welfare benefits
  • Referrals to specialist debt advice

The Senior Student Advice Team have one-to-one appointments available either in person or on the telephone throughout the week. Current students can find out more about booking an appointment through the student portal MyLSBU.

Tuition fees

You may be eligible to apply for a loan to help cover the costs of your tuition fees and/or to help with living costs while studying in higher education. For more information please visit our undergraduate fees and funding page or postgraduate fees and funding page.

Additional funding

If you are a student who falls into a category below you may be eligible for some extra help with finances.

Childcare Grant

Parents' Learning Allowance

Tax credits

Students with adult dependants

Students with disabilities

Students from the Armed Forces

Claiming benefits

The rules concerning students and benefits are complicated and depend on individual circumstances. There are also different rules for claiming benefits during term-time and holiday periods. We therefore advise that all students receiving benefits, or who believe they may be eligible for certain benefits or tax credits, seek advice from their local Benefits Office, Citizen's Advice Bureau or a Student Services' Advisor.

Useful links

Welfare benefits and debt advice:

Budgeting and money management:

Student discounts: