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Cost of living

With pressure on the cost of living, you might be wondering how it will impact your household bills, food expenses and travel costs.


At King's we offer a range of support services to help you navigate these challenges. From practical tips to funding assistance, as well as specialised money and wellbeing services.

Funding and Hardship Funds

Our funding and hardship funds are available to eligible students, or for those experiencing financial difficulty to help with day-to-day living costs.

More information on each scheme and eligibility criteria can be found through the links below.

Living Bursary

Living Bursary

Information on the extra one-off payment of 10% of your bursary amount.

Hardship Funds

Hardship Funds

Hardship funding is available throughout the academic year while funds permit.

Support and wellbeing

Discover the range of support and wellbeing on offer at King's, as well as ways you can save money.

The Money & Housing Advice Service can help you to navigate any changes to your personal circumstances, especially if they impact your living arrangements, housing options or financial security. 

The Student Wellbeing team offer a range of wellbeing support, offering five different levels depending on your needs. 

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Helping you to budget

Balancing your finances while studying can be tough, but effective budgeting is a smart way to plan ahead and develop healthy spending habits.


If you are looking for tips on how to budget, the student Money Mentors are there to help you to be as money savvy as possible. 

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Shopping & travel



What travelcards & discounts can I get on public transport?


Budget tools

King’s Food: offers and savings

You can save 20% off at King's Food by preloading your UPAY account via the KCL e-store.

Each month, you can also be in with a chance of winning £25 King’s Food credit by giving  feedback on your experience eating at an on campus food outlet. 

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