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In order to compensate you for any bursary you might have lost out on due to your parents' pension contributions we need to see evidence of the contributions made.

We will then check to see if you did miss out on any bursary and if you did we will award you the difference between what you should have got and what you did get in one lump sum (it won't be split into three instalments like the rest of your bursary is).

You'll need to send evidence of pension contributions every year so that we can administer the top up every year.

If you've already completed some years of your course you can send in evidence for all previous years (going back to academic year 2015-16) and we will award you the top up for all of your previous years.

As your assessment is based on earnings in prior tax years, we need to see evidence of pension contributions in those years, i.e. the tax year on which your SAAS assessment was based for each academic year you have completed.  These are as follows:

 

Academic Year Tax Year Pension Contributions Made
2015-16 2013-14 6th Apil 2013 to 5th April 2014
2016-17 2014-15 6th Apil 2014 to 5th April 2015
2017-18 2015-16 6th Apil 2015 to 5th April 2016

 

 

 

You should send in a copy of the P60 for each parent who made pension contributions or if they're self employed, a copy of their self assessment tax return.  If your parents do not have those or if there's different evidence they need to send, please contact us and we will assess whether what you can provide satisfies the need to evidence your claim.

Please email your evidence to

cambridge.bursary@admin.cam.ac.uk

or, if you'd prefer to post copies, please send them, along with a brief note explaining that you wish to be considered for the pension related bursary top up to:

Cambridge Bursary Scheme

Student Registry

4 Mill Lane

Cambridge

CB2 1RZ

 

We will acknowledge recipt of your evidence and let you know how long it will take to process any top up awarded.  Once the assessment has been done we'll let you know the outcome and how we calculated any award made.