Finance

Applying for Student Finance 2019/20

Don’t get stumped by Student Finance – get funded! Our application walk-through has everything you need to know… While we can’t promise to put the ‘fun’ into funding (we’re money experts, not miracle workers) we can do our best to make it as painless as possible. Here’s everything you need to know about applying for Student Finance […]

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5 cool European cities where you can do a Master’s for free

Thinking about postgraduate study, but worried about the cost? We’ll let you in on a little secret – you can do a Master’s in Europe for free (and in English)! If you’re stuck between travelling or further study after graduating, why not combine both and do an MA in Europe? The best part is it could […]

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Are you due a student loan refund for repaying too early?

Did you know that over 100,000 graduates are owed money from the Student Loans Company for repaying their loans back too early? And you could be one of them! There’s only one number that matters on your payslip, and that’s the big juicy one at the bottom which tells you how much money you’re getting […]

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UK tuition fees for EU students

Are you an EU student baffled by the UK tuition fee system? We don’t blame you, and Brexit sure isn’t making it any easier. Our complete guide takes you through everything you need to know. If you’re an EU student who fancies doing a degree in the UK then you’ve made a great choice – […]

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Student finance on a year abroad

Worried about the costs of doing a year abroad? There’s plenty of money up for grabs, and here’s how you find it… Doing a year abroad as part of your degree is an amazing experience, but many students worry that it’ll be too expensive. The reality, however, couldn’t be more different – a recent study by […]

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This is what your tuition fees actually get spent on

Spending on teaching is lower than 50%, with remaining funds being used for other areas of university and student life. Research by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) has revealed exactly where your tuition fees get spent – and it’s far from just the cost of teaching you. Around 45% of the funds generated from […]

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What happens to your Student Loan if you drop out of university?

So, you’ve decided university isn’t written in your stars but are wondering how on earth you’re going to sort out your Student Loan admin? Don’t panic! We heard your cries from far and wide. One-in-five students in England drop out after their first year, according to recent Higher Education Statistics Agency figures. University isn’t for everyone […]

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14 stages of the loan cycle every student goes through

Student Loans occupy a unique place of love and loathing in the hearts of most students, but don’t fret. You. Are. Not. Alone. We are, of course, forever grateful for the Student Loans system and the fact it allows us to eat more than just boiled rice for the entire academic year. But only just. We’d be lying […]

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How to claim compensation from your university

This step-by-step guide will equip you with the knowledge, tools and courage to complain about poor service and receive compensation from your uni. If you buy a new laptop which promises super fast speeds, but take it home to find it’s slower than a snail, you’d go back to the store and ask for some compensation, […]

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Student debt and how to clear it

Not only this, but tuition fees rose again in 2017, meaning students are now forced to borrow more than ever. But are student loans really worth sweating about? And are some debts more dangerous than others? Regardless of the type of debt you’re in and how much you owe, the key to climbing out of it is to […]