Fees and funding

Debt advice

We can help you with your debts!

Book an appointment with our Debt Adviser 

Provided by the University of Greenwich Citizens Advice Bureau. We can help you with:

  • Credit, Bank and Consumer Debts and Loans
  • Rent/Mortgage arrears
  • Bailiffs
  • Penalty charge notices
  • Council tax arrears
  • Housing benefit overpayments
  • Fuel and utility debts 

Book an appointment by emailing studentfinance@gre.ac.uk or visit your local campus Student Centre. 

Some of the reasons I might have debts:

  • A low income
  • Extra costs associated with personal circumstances
  • Student finance delays
  • Transitioning from benefits to student loans and grants
  • Immediate hardships (one-off expenses that you didn't expect)
  • Creditor demands
  • Debt enforcement - court action, bailiffs, repossession
  • Payday loans.

Our advice:

  • Get everything you're entitled to!
  • Use budgeting tools to help you align your income and expenditure.
  • Reduce spending. Do you really need it? Can you get it cheaper? Can you wait?
  • Do you have your NUS Extra discount card?
  • Don't ignore any letters you receive.
  • Seek independent advice.
  • Never agree to pay what you can't afford.
  • If you are experiencing finance hardship, come and speak to us.
  • Avoid payday lenders.

Independent advice

  • StepChange: This service provides free, confidential advice on how to deal with debt problems.
  • Money Advice Trust: Free and independent money advice.
  • National Debt Line: Free, confidential advice on how to deal with debt problems.
  • Turn2us: Helps people in financial hardship gain access to benefits, grants and other services.
  • Nightline: A confidential listening and support service for students.

On-campus support

These services provide free, independent and confidential advice on a range of issues.