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Aspire at York St John

Aspire at York St John

To help our students achieve and develop during their time studying with us, we have created the York St John University Aspire Scheme, run in conjunction with the John Smith Group. The scheme aims to help you make the very best of your time at York St John University by improving access to the tools you need to support your studies. Aspire funds can be used to purchase items that will help with learning on your course for example books and other course materials pre-determined by Subject Directors.

Here's a short but informative video about the Aspire at York St John scheme:

All eligible current 2nd and 3rd year students will receive up to £100 on your Aspire card (with an extra £400 given to students from a widening participation background). Your account can also be topped up with additional funds at any time during your study with us.

York St John Aspire FAQs

Current students who have previous received Aspire funds will be provided these funds again this next academic year.

All full time eligible students will receive £100 on their Aspire Cards and part time students will receive £50. Home students whose household income is below £25,000 will also receive an additional £400.

No, the funds you receive on your Aspire Card are not a loan and you do not have to pay it back. The funds are given to you by York St John to help with the extra costs associated with studying. It does not add to your student debt.

Previous Aspire registered students can access their funds within 24 hours after enrolling onto their next academic year.

You can spend your funds on this website on books, stationery and other course related items to help support your studies.

Your first card is free and there is no charge for using the scheme. However, there is a £5 charge for a replacement card should you lose or damage your original.

For more Information about Aspire including terms and conditions visit

For queries about the funds applied to your account, contact The Student Funding Advice Team at ku/ca/jskroy//ecivdagnidnuf.

For queries about your account or an order email JS Group at ku/oc/htimsnhoj//jsy.

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