Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Officer is Bruce Kinsey. Queries about financial aid should be addressed to his secretary, Mrs Catherine Willbery.

The table below 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.

Name

Eligibility

Application Form

Oxford Bursaries and (for those who started before 2015) Oxford Tuition Fee Reductions

Home undergraduates from lower income households who receive maintenance support from the UK government.

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 Money Matters.

Junior Maintenance Grants

Home, EU and Overseas graduates and undergraduates;  first-years are not usually eligible, other than in exceptional circumstances.

Application forms will be sent by email to students by the Chaplain’s Secretary 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

Access to Learning Fund

Home graduate and undergraduate students with a government student loan.

Available from 1st week Michaelmas Term from the Chaplain’s Secretary in the College Office, or from the University Student Funding Office. See Money Matters.

Deadline: Usually mid-June

Balliol Short Term Loans

All Balliol graduates and undergraduates.

Apply at any time during the year for assistance by contacting the Chaplain’s Secretary in the College Office. See Money Matters.

Deadline: None

University Hardship Fund

Any student faced with unexpected financial hardship.

Available from 0th week Michaelmas Term from the Student Funding and International Office or from the Chaplain’s Secretary in the College Office. See Money Matters.

Deadline Michaelmas Term: Thursday of 3rd week
Deadline Hilary Term: Thursday of 3rd week
Deadline Trinity Term: Friday of 1st week

Graduate Bursaries

Graduates in any year of research or study.

Application forms are sent to all graduate students by email in 8th week of Hilary Term; or collect one from the Chaplain’s Secretary in the College Office. See Money Matters.

Deadline: Friday of 2nd week of Trinity Term

College Loans and Grants for Unexpected Hardship

Any Balliol undergraduate of graduate student in any year of study.

There is no application form. Apply at any time during the year by making an appointment with the Financial Aid Officer, through his Secretary.