UCAS doesn't arrange tuition fees or student loans.
However we have info below about course fees, finance and funding, as well as advice on managing money to help you avoid or manage debt.
Don't worry if you're not sure how to pay for uni – there's a range of support to help you into higher education, and you'll not be expected to pay back loans until you can afford it.
Take a look around to see what you might be eligible for.
UCAS application fee
There’s a small application fee for undergraduate, performing arts and teacher training courses, and some course providers ask us to collect an application fee for postgraduate applications too.
- We’ll ask you to pay this when you fill in your application form.
- If you’re applying for performing arts you might have to pay some audition fees as well.
There’s also extra help you might be able to apply for – regardless of what level of course you’re interested in, and available on top of the loans and support mentioned above.
The Scholarship Search website contains details for undergraduate, postgraduate and pre-university scholarships.
Students in financial hardship
You might find support you can apply for once you’ve started a course:
- Access to Learning Fund in England
- Support Funds in Northern Ireland
- The Discretionary Fund in Scotland
- The Financial Contingency Fund in Wales
Who gets what and how much is decided by individual course providers – contact the student services department at your course provider.
Students studying specific subjects
If you’re applying for courses leading into the NHS or social work you might find extra support you could apply for.
Students with individual needs
There’s a range of support available for students with disabilities and care leavers.
- You could check the Access to Learning Fund above – students with disabilities are one of the priority groups they support.
- There are Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs).
- There’s also support available for care leavers.