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UCAS Conservatoires: managing money

Many students wonder how they’ll afford everything during their conservatoire studies. Here are some ways to manage your money.
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How to manage your money during your course

  1. Choose a good student bank account – they all have different benefits, and a few things to be wary of too, so do some research to find out which bank account is right for you.
  2. Figure out a budget – making your money last through each semester can be hard, so here you can find a budgeting checklist so you’ll know how much money you can spend.
  3. Balance your work and studies – if you work part-time during your studies, here’s how to find a good balance, plus how you can find a job through your conservatoire.
  4. Manage debts – many of us have debts one way or another, but rather than panicking about them, the important thing is to find a way to make them manageable.

How to repay your student loan after your course

This is a big concern for many students, but don't worry – you only have to start paying back the loan after your course has finished and once you're earning above a certain amount.


Advice for parents of applicants

The Money Advice Service has provided a detailed guide to preparing your son or daughter for student life.