Student Support Service

We can provide individual, personalised support through our Student Support Service, to talk through a student’s circumstances.

What is the Student Support Service?

We work together to consider all the options available to increase your income, such as welfare benefits and discretionary payments, and look at budgeting and discounts. 

We can also discuss your rights and support you to applying for Disabled Students’ Allowance, and consider what support you may need to get the most out of your studies and enjoy student life while living with cystic fibrosis (CF).

How do I access the Student Support Service?

Please contact our Helpline on helpline@cysticfibrosis.org.uk or call 0300 373 1000 to access our Student Support Service and receive tailored assistance from our Welfare Officer, who can support you to understand your rights, what you may be entitled to, and the options available. 

Other useful resources

  • Financial support and budgeting at university – hints, tips and financial advice to help cover the extra costs associated with studying with a disability, for those studying, or planning to study, in full-time or part-time education or training courses.
  • Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA) explained – frequently asked questions about Disabled Students Allowance, and possible support available for students living with cystic fibrosis.
  • Q&A with two former students – former students Cicely and Nicola, who both have CF, answer questions on their experiences of money, budget and getting support from their universities. 
  • Education grants – find out about the education grants may be available. 

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