This page gives a summary of the maintenance and hardship grants available for students at Balliol, as well as information about how and when to apply for them. For more comprehensive information, see Money Matters: A Student Guide to Financial Aid. Please see also the Financial Guide for Undergraduates produced annually by the University and Balliol.
The Financial Aid Officer is Bruce Kinsey; the Student Finance Officer is Stacey McCowen, to whom all enquiries should be made in the first instance. Their contact details are below.
Balliol hardship funding
Junior maintenance grants
Eligibility: Home, EU and Overseas graduates and undergraduates; first-years are not usually eligible, other than in exceptional circumstances.
How to apply: Application forms will be sent by email to students by the Student Finance Officer at the start of Michaelmas Term or may be collected from her in the College Office. See Money Matters.
Deadline: Monday of 3rd week of Michaelmas Term
Eligibility: Graduates in any year of research or study.
How to apply: Application forms are sent to all graduate students by email in 8th week of Hilary Term; or collect one from the Student Finance Officer in the College Office. See Money Matters.
Deadline: Friday of 2nd week of Trinity Term.
College loans and grants for unexpected hardship
Eligibility: Any Balliol undergraduate of graduate student in any year of study.
How to apply: There is no application form. Apply at any time during the year by making an appointment with the Financial Aid Officer, through the Student Finance Officer.
University harship funding
Eligibility: Home undergraduates from lower income households who receive maintenance support from the UK government.
How to apply: No application is necessary but you and your parents/sponsors need to give permission, in your application for student support, for the University to have access to your residual household income (RHI) figure; your Local Authority will assess your RHI, and Oxford will make bursary payments based on this assessment. See the University website and Money Matters.
Access to Learning Fund
Eligibility: Home graduate and undergraduate students with a government student loan.
Deadline: Usually mid-June.
University Hardship Fund
Eligibility: Any student faced with unexpected financial hardship.