If you experience financial difficulties whilst at Cambridge there is plenty of help available from colleges, the University and from the government. The first point of contact if you are experiencing difficulties should be your College Tutor. If they are busy or unhelpful you can request to see a different tutor or alternatively contact the Student Advice Service. Some colleges have a Student Finance Officer who can help students discuss their financial situation and explore options available to them.
Our Information Guide on Finance provides information on a range of financial support for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. Some of the information students can expect to find in our information guide is financial hardship support, financial support with medical expenses, financial support for disabled students, intermitting and estranged students, and support for student parents.
NOTE: The information provided in our Information Guide on Finance is accurate at the time of writing (January 2022). We endeavour to update the guide regularly. For the most up-to-date information, we recommend you access the links provided in the guide or you can contact us if you have any questions or wish to discuss your situation with an Advisor.
You might also wish to access the NUS Student Support and Benefits Handbook 2020/21 where students can find information about what financial support might be available to them from the Student Loan Companies and other government financial resources.