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Student finance

Get on top of student finance, budgets and money matters

4 min read

The reality of student finance, according to students…

How well are students managing the cost of university? As part of our annual survey, we posed the big questions – this is what they said.

15 July 2018

9 min read

Applying for bursaries and scholarships – student tips

Want to apply for a bursary or scholarship but not sure how the process works? Students share their top tips on how it all works.

12 July 2018

7 min read

Supporting your child's student finance: Q&A

Got a question about your child's student finance? Julie Kelly from the University of Hertfordshire tackles those important need-to-knows...

12 July 2018

6 min read

Freshers' survival: student banking tips

Essential banking tips for any university student including choosing the best student bank account, how to use overdrafts and credits cards, and more.

11 July 2018

9 min read

Student finance: what parents need to know

Do you understand your child’s student finance? Your child can get money towards tuition fees – now capped at £9,250 a year for UK and EU students – and for living costs. Find out more in our guide.

10 July 2018

6 min read

Student fees and finance for where you live

Do you know how student finance works? Find out if you can get student finance and how to go about it.

09 July 2018

4 min read

What types of extra funding are available to help you at university?

If you need an extra loan for your student finance, or think you might be eligible for a hardship fund or bursary, it’s worth seeing what you can get.

07 July 2018

5 min read

What your tuition fees won’t cover

Your tuition fee loan won’t cover all your uni expenses. See what you should budget for.

01 July 2018

8 min read

The average cost of living at university... revealed

How much do you really need to live on at university? See what the average UK student spends on food, going out, accommodation etc. to help you budget for university.

18 June 2018

5 min read

Which bursaries and scholarships are available?

University bursaries or scholarships can make all the difference when it comes to funding your university studies. Find out what might be available and where to look.

11 June 2018

7 min read

10 ways to cut your costs at university

Worried that your maintenance loan and savings won’t quite cover your living costs at university? Current students reveal their top tips to save cash…

11 June 2018

2 min read

What's better – a fee waiver or a bursary?

What is a bursary and how does it work? We explain and advise between your fee waiver or bursary options.

06 June 2018

4 min read

Student finance tips: How to stretch your student loan

Want to make your money for uni last longer? Our top student finance tips will make budgeting easier.

06 June 2018

4 min read

Quick guide to fees and finance for part-time students

Studying as a part-time student? Here’s the low-down on what you can get from student finance and what happens with your tuition fees.

04 June 2018

5 min read

Quick guide to student finance if you’re from Scotland

Scottish student applying for student finance? See why you might not have to pay any tuition fees, plus help available for living costs.

20 May 2018

7 min read

Quick guide to student finance if you’re from England

Are you an English student struggling to understand student finance? You can get money towards your tuition fees – now capped at £9,250 a year for UK and EU students - and for your living costs. Find out more in our guide.

19 April 2018

5 min read

Quick guide to fees and finance if you’re from Northern Ireland

Northern Irish student looking for help with uni fees, loans and grants? Look no further, we’ve got you covered.

18 April 2018

7 min read

Having a part-time job at university: students' views

A part-time job can relieve some of the financial pressure of university. Read students' top tips for bagging work, juggling this with your studies and more.

18 April 2018

6 min read

Quick guide to student finance if you're from Wales

If you’re a Welsh student off to uni, read our guide to what loans and grants are on the table, whether you're studying in Wales or elsewhere in the UK...

17 April 2018

5 min read

10 things to remember to budget for at university

It can be difficult to know how other students budget their money. Before you go to university, read our guide to find out about student discounts and other budgeting tips.

17 April 2018

6 min read

How much debt will you actually get into by going to university?

Many students worry about debt after they graduate. Find out what you can expect from your student loan repayments.

16 April 2018

5 min read

What learning support can you get at university if you have dyslexia?

If you’re a student with dyslexia, there are options to help, including assistive technology and the Disabled Students Allowances

16 April 2018

4 min read

NHS Student Bursary [England] – updated for 2017

The NHS bursary has changed for university courses such as midwifery and nursing since August 2017. See what this means for you.

16 April 2018

3 min read

What your tuition fees cover

If you’re going to be paying up to (or even just over) £9,000 a year in tuition fees, what exactly are you getting for your money?

16 April 2018

5 min read

Student parents: what support is available?

Are you a parent planning to go to university? Juggling family life with your studies can be hard, but there is support available...

16 April 2018

5 min read

Student finance: five funding delays to avoid

Student finance delays is a position no-one wants to be in. Follow these tips to avoid problems, and what to do if you do have student finance delays.

20 January 2018

3 min read

Parents: five student bills you should know about

Helping your son or daughter prepare for student budgeting? Here are five student bills to get your child familiar with before they fly the nest...

01 October 2017

3 min read

Five things students need to know about tax

Tax needn't trip you up. Our friends Tax Guide for Students share their top five pointers and where to look for help...

06 April 2016

3 min read

Should you choose a degree course with lower tuition fees?

When it comes to student debt, the figures can look scary. But trying to cut costs by taking a cheaper course is unlikely to make financial sense. Here’s why…

22 September 2015

1 min read

Students talk tuition fees and money matters [video]

Do students think they're getting value-for-money from their tuition fees? Our reporter hit campuses to find out first-hand about money matters at uni.

02 April 2013

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