Get your finances uni-ready

It’s almost time to go to university, but it’s super important to get your finances in order first. Tick these off your list before you start uni and you’ll be well on your way to being in control of your own money.

HE provider good practice briefing for estranged students

This good practice briefing is written for staff working in universities and colleges and supports the introduction of the new flag to identify estranged students in the UCAS application for 2023 entry. We have worked with Stand Alone to outline the common challenges for these students, share examples of good practice being done around the UK to improve access to and success in higher education, and provide considerations ahead of the new question.

How much does uni or college cost?

£219 is the average amount students are spending every week (excluding rent) according to UCAS’s Student Lifestyle Report 2023. But how does this amount break down?

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How to get support from your universities and colleges

If your relationship with your parents or carers has broken down (also known as ‘estranged’), there are people you can turn to for help when you research your options, start your application, or think about your transition to university or college.

How to pay for uni

One of the biggest concerns for students and their parents is the cost of university. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know about fees, finance, and repayment.

International student finance

If you’re unsure if your child is eligible for home or international fees, discuss this with the university or college.

Living costs for full-time students

You can get student finance to help towards your living costs while you’re at university or college. Content provided by Student Finance England.

Living costs for part-time students

You can get student finance to help towards your living costs while you’re at university or college. Content provided by Student Finance England.

Other funding for full-time students

Depending on what and where you choose to study, you may be eligible for additional sources of funding. Content provided by Student Finance England.

Scholarships, grants, and bursaries

If your student loan won’t nearly be enough to cover your university costs, check out these extra pots of money to help with living expenses and tuition fees.

Scholarships, grants, and bursaries: Disabled students

Every year, over 60,000 students with physical and/or mental health conditions and learning differences apply through UCAS to study at a university or college in the UK. Here you can find out what additional funding you’re eligible for to help you succeed with your studies, day-to-day activities and lifestyle.

Scholarships, grants, and bursaries: EU and international students

With world renowned teaching, research, and facilities – as well as a rich historical and cultural heritage, UK is one of the most popular study destinations for international students from around the globe and hosts hundreds of thousand international students annually.