Request means-tested assessment by your Awarding Body

Financial Assessment Information for UK undergraduate students who have their tuition fees funded by NHS England (or equivalent funding body for Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland).

Please note: the information on this page does not apply to non-UK EU students. 

You need to have a household income assessment undertaken and verified by your Award Body in order to be considered for a Leeds Financial Support Award.  Your Award Body may be either Student Finance England (SFE), Student Finance Wales (SFW), the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) or Student Finance Northern Ireland (SFNI). 

Ordinarily, your Award Body would not, as a matter of course, undertake a financial assessment if you are studying in an NHS funded year. This is because the amount of student finance you are able to receive from your Award Body in NHS funded years is not dependent upon your household income. 

You can still, however, request that your Award Body undertake a financial assessment in order for the University to determine your eligibility for Leeds Financial Support. 

Student Finance England

- Complete and return an “Applying for student finance based on household income form” to Student Finance England. You can download this form here.

- Important: You should also include a covering letter (including your SFE Customer Reference Number) saying that you are requesting a household income assessment in order for your University to determine your eligibility for a Higher Education Bursary. You can find an example covering letter below.

- Unless you are an independent student, your parent(s) or partner should also return a completed PFF2 form to Student Finance England. You can download this form here.

 

Student Finance Wales

- Return a completed PFF2 form to Student Finance Wales. You can download this form here.

- You should include a covering letter (including your SFW Customer Reference Number) saying that you are requesting a household income assessment in order for your University to determine your eligibility for a Higher Education Bursary. You can find an example covering letter below.

Student Awards Agency for Scotland

- Household income information can be supplied via your online Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) account. If you need any help you can find the contact details for SAAS at https://www.saas.gov.uk/contact-us

Student Finance Northern Ireland

- Return a completed PFF2 form to Student Finance Northern Ireland. You can download this form here.

- You should include a covering letter (including your SFNI Customer Reference Number) saying that you are requesting a household income assessment in order for your University to determine your eligibility for a Higher Education Bursary. You can find an example covering letter below.

Example Covering Letter for SFE/SFW/SFNI students

Dear Student Finance [England/Wales/Northern Ireland – delete as appropriate]

Re: [Your Name] 
Customer Reference Number: [Your 11-digit customer reference number]

I am writing to request a household income assessment in order that my host university may be able to determine my eligibility for a Higher Education bursary.  
I am enclosing the required form(s). 

Please contact me if you require any further information. 

Yours sincerely,