Financial support type (FINSUPTYPE)
|Name||Financial support type|
|Part of||Student financial support (StudentFinancialSupport)|
|Description||This field records the type of financial support that the student is in receipt of.|
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
|Coverage||All StudentFinancialSupport entities|
Definitions and coverage for different scheme types can be found below.
Disabled Students' Allowance
This scheme relates solely to Disabled Students' Allowances funded by the Student Loans Company (SLC) or Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). Where Disabled Students Allowance exists it must be returned as a financial support type of 100 Disabled Students' Allowance.
This is required to be returned for any students in receipt of Disabled Students Allowance where Disability.DISABILITY = 09-96.
Providers in England
Valid entries 001-004 (England only)
These valid entries must be completed by English providers for students that meet the below coverage:
All Students where Engagement.FEEELIG = 01 and Qualification.QUALCAT starts with H, I, J or C or is M0002, M0016 or M0018 and Engagement.INCOMINGEXCHANGE does not exist and CollaborativeProvision.COLPROVTYPEID does not equal 02.
If an award is available to all students at the provider (or all students on the course on which the student for whom data is being returned is studying), and there is no differentiation based on individual circumstances, this should not be returned, even if the award is not utilised by all.
Support given to students which is 50 GBP or less per item within each FinancialSupport.FINTYPE category must not be included.
Examples of support
Exclude as collected elsewhere:
Exclude as not required by the Office for Students:
Examples of support in each category include:
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.
Scholarships awarded as cash that might or might not be spent as a fee waiver. If awarded as a fee waiver i.e. the student has no choice as to how the money is spent, this should not be returned in this entity.
002 Near cash
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. (E.g. Aspire cards.)
003 Accommodation discounts
All in-kind or cash support that is not included in the above categories. Including, but limited to:
If the provider settles a bill on behalf of the student, there is no opportunity for those funds to be used elsewhere therefore the support should be reported as 04 'Other'.
Providers in Wales
Valid entries 200-202 (Wales only)
Codes from 200 - 202 record the HEFCW part-time fee waiver schemes.
200 Job seeker: To be retuned where the student is a registered jobseeker and has been for a continuous period of no less than six weeks prior to the date of application for fee waiver.
201 Benefits: To be returned where the students family is in receipt of:
Or, the student is in receipt of:
Or, the sole income to the student's family is Department for Work and Pensions benefits.
Where a combination of categories applies, the first applicable on the list should be used (i.e. if 201 applies, return code 201 even if 202 also applies).
For more information, please see the HEFCW circular
|Quality Rules||Quality rules to follow|
|Reason required||To monitor different types of financial support schemes including provider support, ITT bursaries and disabled student allowance.|
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