Watch this video for tips on what to consider before you start your course.
Uni is a big investment, so you may need a student loan from one of the regional student finance organisations – they advise you to apply by around May/June before the start of your course. You might be eligible for additional funding from other organisations too.
Universities and colleges have different ways they can support you in higher education.
If you're applying for student finance through Student Finance England or Wales
If you are an independent student and you're estranged from your parents, you can find information about support, financing your studies and accommodation options in the StandAlone student guide.