Financial support type: field
This field records the type of financial support received by the student.
Required by Office for Students (OfS) for:
Access and participation monitoring.
Comparison with Student Loans Company (SLC) data.
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Submitted in conjunction with the associated field FINAMOUNT to provide the type for each Financial Support amount.
Any bursary/scholarship/award that is paid to the student, where there is no restriction on the use of the award. This will include BACS payments, cheques, cash awards and any means tested hardship funds that fall outside of the Office for Students Student Opportunity allocation.
This constitutes any voucher schemes or prepaid cards awarded to students where there are defined outlets or services for which the voucher/card can be used, (for example, Aspire cards.)
Discounted accommodation in Provider Halls / Residences.
This includes all in-kind support that is not included in the above categories. This will include, but is not limited to:
Contribution towards travel costs
Contribution towards laboratory costs
Equipment (for example: laptops, course literature)
Subsidised field trips
Subsidised meal costs