For cash-flow emergencies For cash-flow emergencies

If you are experiencing a temporary cash flow problem or face a financial emergency, you may be eligible for a short-term, interest-free cash loan from the Vice-Chancellor's Hardship Fund. Any UEA student may apply but a loan will only be made if you can show how you will be able to repay the loan. Vice-Chancellor's Hardship Loans are not suitable for addressing long-term problems.

You may borrow any amount between £5 and £200. If you first borrow a small amount and find you need more, you can apply again until you reach the £200 maximum. If you need to borrow more than £200, you may be asked to discuss your request with one of the financial advisers in the Student Support Centre. The maximum available from the fund is £300 but we will look at whether there are other ways of helping you if your difficulties are exceptional.

If you have a financial problem which you would like to discuss before applying for a loan, please book an appointment (Contact Reception on +44 (0) 1603 59 2761) to see one of the financial advisers in the Student Support Centre who will be happy to discuss your situation. Financial advisers can also be contacted by email ( or by telephone (01603 593184 or 01603 593290).

Application forms are available from the Student Support Centre.