Change of circumstances
If your circumstances change it may affect your entitlement to a bursary.We have listed the most common changes below.
If I change course
If you transfer within Cardiff University your bursary will continue to be receive a bursary. However, this may delay a payment. If you transfer to another University you will be treated as withdrawing and your entitlement will cease immediately.
If I am on a placement year
If you are on a placement year unless you continue to pay full fees you will not qualify for a full bursary. If you started your course in 2011 or after and feel you will need help financially during your placement you should apply to the University Student Fund. You apply via the Financial Contingency Application form, just mark you are applying for help on your placement. If you started in 2010 or earlier please if you are paying fees between £1500 and £3575 you will receive 50% of your normal bursary. If you are paying less than £1500 fees you will not qualify for a bursary during your placement (Erasmus students) Your bursary will continue as normal when you return to studies in the UK.
My parents household income has changed
If your household income is amended during the year this may affect your bursary. Even if your bursary award is not amended it can delay payments.
If your household income has reduced by 15% you can request your award authority re-assesses your entitlement to student funding based on current year income, (Tax year 2013-April 2014). Your bursary may be delayed until this assessment is completed. Do ensure you provide the updated information as soon as possible to ensure it is processed before the 31st of July. If the assessment is not complete by the end of June 2014 please contact the bursary office on 029 2087 9128/9320.
If the income rises above the qualifying threshold you may receive a cancellation letter and any further payments will be cancelled. Where there is an increase in household income the university reserves the right to reclaim any bursary overpayments in the current year.
If I leave my course
Payments are made on condition that students are still enrolled at University. If a student withdraws from University, entitlement to a bursary award will cease immediately. The University reserves the right to reclaim any overpayment or incorrect bursary payments.
If I have to repeat a year
Entitlement to a bursary is dependent on you paying sufficient tuition fees. If you are paying less than the required fees your entitlement to a bursary in your repeat year may cease. Please see the required fees for your bursary year. If you are repeating the year as an external student you will not qualify for a bursary and should inform your award authority as this will affect your eligibility to receive student funding.
If I go on leave of absence
You will only be entitled to a bursary if you are in attendance on the relevant payment date. Entitlement to a bursary will re-commence at the next attendance point you are present for.