Managing your finances

We’ve compiled a few resources to help you manage your finances effectively so you can make the most of your learning experience. We understand that everyone faces different financial challenges, but hopefully some of the following information will help ease any concerns you may have.

Budgeting tips
Budgeting is an integral part of student life and there are many online tools that can help you do this. MoneySavingExpert has an excellent budgeting resource that is both informative and realistic. What’s more, you can find fantastic money saving tips and support from others in a similar situation to you (and sometimes Student Loans Company employees!) on their student forums.

Are you eligible for a grant?
Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to grants or funding from sources other than the Student Loans Company. For example, the Francis Courtney Educational Foundation offer one-off grants for people under the age of 25 who live in Southall (terms and conditions apply). To find out if you are eligible for any grants in your area, you can use this online Grant Finder.

We’re here to help
If you begin to feel overwhelmed by your financial situation, then please do not hesitate to contact our Finance team or request the support of our Wellbeing team. If you are unsure whether it’s necessary to seek help, please take this online test to assess whether or not your mental health is being affected.

Contact the Finance Team
You can either drop in and see the Finance Team on campus or contact them using the details below:

Phone: 020 8003 3803

Email: 
Greenwich Campus studenthubgreenwich@gsmlondon.ac.uk 
Greenford Campus studenthubgreenford@gsmlondon.ac.uk