Financial support from UCL We have some schemes to help students who are facing financial difficulties and we provide advice and information to help you get a grip on your money issues. UCL Financial Assistance Funds Grants for students in financial hardship. Short term loans Limited cash loans are available if you've experienced a delay in your normal funding being paid. Doctoral School Fellowship Support for research students who have had their funding interrupted or withdrawn while they are studying. Student funding adviser Help, advice and support for students struggling with money management or complex funding issues. Other Support Other resources for students in financial hardship.