If you are planning to go to University or College as a full-time undergraduate you would normally need to pay for your tuition fees and living costs for the degree duration. However, hope is at hand with loans and grants to help with the costs.
If you have been a resident in the UK for at least three years then you may be eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan which would be paid directly to your University/College. You should also be able to receive a maintenance loan to go towards living expenses.
If your family has a low income you should be able to get a Maintenance Grant from Student Finance England.
If you are from elsewhere in the UK follow these links:
Students looking for funding should bear in mind that they do not need to wait until their University place is confirmed before applying for grants. If you are a new student you can make your application based on your first choice. The information can be changed once A-levels are released if needed.
If you have special circumstances such as having children, a learning difficulty or a mental health condition there is extra help available.
Maintenance Loan for living costs
|Living at Home||Up to £4,418|
|Living away from home, outside London||Up to £5,555|
|Living away from home, in London||Up to £7,751|
|A year abroad as part of studies||Up to £6,600|
Use the Finance calculator to work out your Maintenance Grant:
Maintenance Grant for living costs
|Full-time student: Household income||Grant for courses from September 2014|
|£25,000 or less||£3,387|
|Full-time student||Tuition Fee Loan|
|Full time||Up to £9,000|
|Full time at a private University or College||Up to £6,000|
|Part-time student||Tuition Fee Loan|
|Part time||Up to £6,750|
|Part time at a private University or College||Up to £4,500|
Always check for the latest information on Grants and scholarships at https://www.gov.uk/student-finance