The aim of the Student Aid Fund (S.A.F.) is to give financial support to UCU students who need incidental help covering course related expenses such as books or other study related costs. The S.A.F. receives money as gifts from people who might be called “Friends of the College”, such as the students themselves, their parents, UCU teachers, staff, tutors and alumni.
The Office of the Managing Director administers the fund. A small S.A.F. committee led by the Student Life Officer sets the available budget for aid in each semester and considers applications made by students.
Applications are invited as early as possible at the start of each semester and at the start of the summer courses. In the application form student should outline the circumstances surrounding their financial need and also itemise the proposed expenditures for which assistance is required. If there are special (family) circumstances, additional documentation may be requested by the S.A.F committee, although in principle aid is granted on the basis of trust. The S.A.F. committee will notify applicants of their decisions as quickly as possible.