Financial Aid

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

    Graduate bursaries

    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

    Oxford Bursaries

    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.

    Available: From 1st week Michaelmas Term from the Student Finance Officer, or from the University Student Funding Office. See the University website and Money Matters.

    Deadline: Usually mid-June.

    University Hardship Fund

    Eligibility: Any student faced with unexpected financial hardship.

    Available: From 0th week Michaelmas Term from the from the Student Finance Officer in the College Office. See the University website and Money Matters.

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

    Financial Aid Officer
    Student Finance Officer

    Please send all queries about Financial Aid to Stacey in the first instance.