- Student finance guide,
Everything you need to know about the new Student Finance system in England. There’s a repayment calculator.
- Student finance application form,
There used to be a separate website but students now apply through the main gov.uk website.
- Student finance calculator,
This calculator allows students to estimate how much they will get in living cost loans and grants. It is a useful tool for students who want to estimate how much government support they could receive in the future.
- European Funding Guide
Looking to study in the EU? This website will give you information regarding scholarship opportunities, grants and bursaries. Additionally it provides financing tips!
- Student finance YouTube channel,
Lots of short videos on different aspects of student finance- especially useful on specific needs e.g. Disabled Student’s Allowance
This is the main application site for entrance to university but it also has a comprehensive section on student finance along with course information.
- Money Advice Service,
Good section on repaying student loans, also covers student bank accounts and budgeting.
- Student Loan Repayment calculator,
Handy tool that gives a rough estimate of how much a student is likely to repay based on their likely starting salary.
- Tax Guide for Students,
Comprehensive site on everything related to students and tax including working and loan repayments.
Grants, Bursaries and Scholarships
- Uni Grants UK-
Lists grants available by subject and location. It also has a section on student bank accounts and overdrafts.
- Scholarships Hub–
Social enterprise committed to reinvesting a minimum of 50% profits back into developing new scholarships for UK students. It has a regularly updated database of scholarships,grants and bursaries as well as a guide and tips for applying.
- Scholarship Search-
Comprehensive resource for UK student funding from Hardship Funds & Grants to Bursaries, Awards & Academic Scholarships. You can search by institution, scholarship type and level.
- Student Cashpoint-
Search to find the grants/scholarships/bursaries you need to get you through uni
- Family Action-
Family Action distributes educational grants for families in poverty
Money information for care leavers including specific information on support available from local authority.
General Money Advice for Students
- Money Manual,
The Money Charity’s Manual for Students – includes borrowing, saving and making a budget.
A range of student finance resources including a student calculator for budgeting and a virtual avatar game called ‘Student Survivor’.
- Student Bank Accounts-
Money Saving Expert’s guide to student bank accounts
- Save the Student!,
Student money website with a comprehensive guide on student finance. It also has sections on banking and budgeting, saving money, making money and general areas of student life such as housing, shopping and utilities.
Advice/information on student life
- Student Room-
Online student community- students give their own opinions so it’s not always the most reliable sources of advice.
University application advice including exemplar Personal Statements. It also has sections on apprenticeships and the armed forces.
The ins and outs of student life. The figures on there are out of date but good general information.
- The Complete University Guide,
Comprehensive pre-university information including information on clearing and graduate employers.
- Students and Money Survey,
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Survey of student attitudes to spending and earning money represented by infographics.