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Student finance

Get on top of student finance, budgets and money matters

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Black Friday for students: deals and deceptions

Black Friday could be the perfect opportunity to bag a bargain on a big university item for your course or accommodation. Our guide covers where to find a Black Friday deal and more.

11 November 2019

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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.

11 November 2019

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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.

15 October 2019

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Student finance and Ucas Clearing – what you need to know

How does student finance work if you go through Clearing? What if you’ve not even applied for finance yet? Student Finance England clears up some myths for us.

24 July 2019

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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...

16 July 2019

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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.

16 July 2019

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Scholarships and additional funding guide [Download]

Hands up: who wants free money? Students, let us introduce you to the funding pots that you don’t have to pay back…

10 July 2019

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Freshers' survival: student banking guide

How to bank smartly as a student, including the best and worst student accounts, how to open an account, overdrafts and more.

10 July 2019

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Parents: how to budget for university costs

Many parents find themselves financially supporting their child at university. Whether your child is starting to apply or they're off in the next month, here are some ways that you can lend a financial hand.

06 June 2019

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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.

16 April 2019

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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.

06 April 2019

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Student finance: what parents need to know

Not sure what financial support there is for your child at university or how their repayments work? Read our beginner's guide to student finance for parents.

06 April 2019

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When will your student loan be written off and what will it cost you?

From the amount of interest charged to having your loan written off, find out everything you need to know about paying back your student loan.

06 April 2019

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Dropping out or changing university course: the impact on your student finance

If you drop out of uni, it's likely that you'll need to pay back some of your tuition fees and maintenance loan. Find out how dropping out will affect your student finances.

06 April 2019

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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...

06 April 2019

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The best student discounts and how to get them

We look at the top discounts for shopping, eating out and more for students and apprentices. Plus, our sage advice on detecting dodgy deals so you don't get rumbled.

04 February 2019

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Quick guide to fees and finance for part-time students

Part-time students can also get a Tuition Fee Loan and maintenance support like their full-time peers. However, student finance works a little differently, as our guide explains.

01 February 2019

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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.

07 January 2019

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Quick guide to student finance if you’re from England

Are you struggling to understand student finance in England? Get to grips with how things work including what you'll pay in tuition fees, financial support for living costs and more.

07 January 2019

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Parents: six student bills you should know about

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

08 December 2018

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10 things to remember to budget for at university

Juggling your money at uni can take some time getting used to (but it's a vital life lesson). Here are 10 things that should be top of your budget.

08 December 2018

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Graduates: Five tips to choose the best graduate bank account

We explore how to look around for the best graduate bank accounts, alongside other advice to help you stretch your budget.

16 September 2018

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What your tuition fees won’t cover

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

02 September 2018

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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.

27 August 2018

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Six ways to get money-ready for uni

We run through some quick and easy things students can do now to hit the ground running when they get to uni.

15 August 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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