Overview of the Government’s Student Finance System
The link below provides a succinct guide outlining what the government offers for funding Higher Education study, how to apply for this and how repayments of funding work:
GOV.UK -Student Finance
* Please note - figures quoted in these resources may be for previous academic years. Figures for funding change on a yearly basis, so for up to date information visit GOV.UK website
Funding from the Government in 90 seconds
The government’s student funding department, Student Finance England and the Student Loans Company have two types of products available to support funding Higher Education: loans and grants. This quick video explains briefly what is available:
Student Finance explained
(approx. 1.5 minutes long)
Student Finance explained in 5 minutes
This informative video from DeMonfort University explains some of the main costs of going to university, what loans are available from the government’s funding department (Student Finance) and how this works:
Your university fees and funding explained
(approx. 5 minutes long)
Which?University’s Guide to Higher & Degree Level Apprenticeships
This guide talks through some of the main features of a higher or degree level apprenticeship. If you are considering this route for progression, it is a good idea to contact the apprenticeship provider (e.g. university) to see what financial support is available, as apprentices are not eligible to apply for student loans or grants. You should also thoroughly consider their employment contract to check for the financial implications of certain circumstances (e.g. if you leave your apprenticeship).
Funding HE for Care Leavers
HE funding for Young Carers
Most universities offer additional financial support for young carers whilst they are studying.
The following are examples:
University of Bristol - Bursary for Young Carers
City University, London - Young Carers
Sheffield Hallam University - Support for students with caring responsibilities
The Young Carers section of our website also has useful information on supporting Young Carers.
Applying to University?
Scholarships and Bursaries
(approx. 4 minutes long)
The link below also provides some useful information about bursaries and scholarships:
Various organisations offer scholarships (non-repayable sums of money) to students who meet certain criteria & are going to university. You can search a catalogue of available scholarships & find out how to apply for them. The scholarship hub has some paid features of the website, but you can access the search functionality with a free account: The Scholarship Hub - Fund Your Future
Student Finance Calculator
Find out how much maintenance loan you could get (based on your household income):
Student Finance Calculator
Student Money Guide
For useful tips and information on how to manage your money at university, from food and clothes to household and socialising costs:
Extra funding for Higher Education
For a brief overview of what extra funding is available from Student Finance England, respective bodies (e.g. NHS) and Universities, click on the link below:
GOV.UK - Extra Help
Save the Student website
For a 'one-stop shop' on the latest discounts and deals for students, visit Save the Student
Save the Student also produce a host of articles on money-related topics for students (e.g. accommodation, food, budget-saving tips and student finance updates).