How to manage your money during your course
- 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.
- 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.
- Balance your work and studies – if you work part-time during your studies, here’s how to find a good balance between work and study; plus how you can find a job through your course provider.
- 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 financially preparing your son or daughter for student life.