Hardship Queries

Hardship Queries

Explore the frequently asked questions below to learn more about the services available to you. If you're unable to find the information you need, contact us and we'll ensure your query is directed to the relevant service.

Falmouth University


Private trusts and charities might be able to help, but students should firstly check that they are accessing the correct amount of Government funding (ie Student Loan).  Remember; if you’re not getting the full loan (approx. £8,400pa) then your parents/household are expected to make a contribution.


University of Exeter


For emergency short-term financial support please contact Student Services by email to studentservices@fxplus.ac.uk or visit The Compass and we will help you to explore what options are available.


Falmouth University


The two are dealt with separately and students would either apply for one or the other. 


University of Exeter


For emergency short-term financial support please contact Student Services by email to studentservices@fxplus.ac.uk or visit The Compass and we will help you to explore what options are available.


Falmouth University


The Hardship Fund will undertake a thorough assessment of your finances across the year.  If its felt there is a significant shortfall, then a non-repayable award may be made.  A Short-term loan is only available to 1st year UK students who have experienced a delay in their government funding – usually only in the Autumn Term.


University of Exeter


For emergency short-term financial support please contact Student Services by email to studentservices@fxplus.ac.uk or visit The Compass and we will help you to explore what options are available.


Falmouth University

Students need to complete an application form and submit it with all supporting documentation.  Forms are available from the FXU; The Compass or the Student Funding Office.  You can also download a form from https://www.falmouth.ac.uk/student-funding/hardship-fund


University of Exeter

Applications to the Hardship and Retention Fund can be made through our Online Application at: https://apps.exeter.ac.uk/learningfund/public/

If you are unable to access the online application, please log a SID enquiry to request a paper application form.

If you have any further questions after reviewing our FAQs, please log an enquiry.


Falmouth University


Any student can apply to the Hardship if they experience an unforeseen financial problem would leads to hardship. This is a Falmouth University fund (separate from Student Finance) and is assessed in-house.  If successful, awards are non-repayable.


University of Exeter


"For more information about the Hardship and Retention Fund please contact the FXU Advice Team by emailing advice@fxu.org.uk or visiting the team opposite The Stannary at Penryn Campus. For more information please visit: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/students/finance/studentfunding/hardshipandretentionfund/

If you have any further questions after reviewing our FAQs, please log an enquiry."


If you are worried about debt then we would suggest that you make an appointment to see an adviser from the FXU (Student Union). They will ensure you’re accessing all available funding, whilst helping you with budgeting and management of existing debts.

To book an appointment please call 01326 255861, email: advice@fxu.org.uk or visit the FXU Offices within The Hub at Falmouth Campus or opposite The Stannary Bar at Penryn Campus.

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