Save the Student have just updated their guide to student grants, bursaries and scholarships for the coming year. This outlines all the latest information students need to apply for funding ready for starting university. We know many don’t even realise they’re eligible for support, so we’re keen to spread the word.
Save the Student also offer a whole host of money management tips and resources that would be useful for prospective university students.
For everything you need to know about student finance from how and when to apply to repaying. This will tell you everything you need to know about student finance. Depending on your circumstances, your course and where you study, there’s a range of financial help and support available. You can find out how your household income affects how much you can get by going to The Student Room/Student Finance.
This site will also provide advice for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA’s). DSA’s help with the extra essential costs you might have as a direct result of your disability, including a long-term health condition, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia or dyspraxia.
This will help you to find out what you can get read these quick start guides.
When it’s time to apply go to the gov.uk website.
You can also apply for a Travel Grant which will help with travel cost if you’re attending a clinical placement in the UK or studying abroad as part of your course. Go to the website to find out more.
Find out what you’re entitled to and use the student finance calculator. You can get a personalised estimate online by using our student finance calculator. You’ll need to provide some information about yourself, your course and your household income.
You can get estimates for up to five different universities, colleges or courses to let you compare costs and work out the best choice for you financially.
Once you find out what you’re entitled to, you can:
- Save your estimate so you can go back to it later;
- Email the estimate to yourself; or
- Transfer the information from the calculator to your online application to save you time and effort.
This site will give you the key facts you should know about repaying your loan.
You can get information about student finance and related topics from the National Union of Students (NUS) website.
For information about other sources of funding for undergraduates that you can get, go to the Scholarship Search UK site.
National Association of Student Money Advisors (NASMA) is a charity working to help students by providing advice, information and training.