There is plenty of useful information available online, to help teachers support their students with funding Higher Education.
The links below provide some of these key resources.
* 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
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
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
The Scholarship Hub
Various organisations offer scholarships (non-repayable sums of money) to students who meet certain criteria and who are going to University. You can search a catalogue of available scholarships and 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
Funding HE for Care Leavers
There is a lot of information available on Propel’s website for care leavers, detailing funding available for Higher Education.
You can also visit the Care Leavers section of our website to find out how you can support students who have been in care, with their route to Higher Education.
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.
Which?University’s Guide to Higher & Degree level apprenticeships
The guide below talks through some of the main features of a higher or degree level apprenticeship.
If your students are considering this route for progression, it is a good idea to advise them to contact the apprenticeship provider (e.g. university) to see what financial support is available to them, as apprentices are not eligible to apply for student loans or grants.
They should also thoroughly consider their employment contract to check for the financial implications of certain circumstances (e.g. if they leave their apprenticeship)