Money for higher education
Loans and financial support
As you will have heard, students have to apply for a government loan to pay for tuition fees (up to £9,250 a year for some courses).
Although this is a lot of money your loan does not have to be paid back until you have finished your course and are earning more than £26,575 per year.
The rate of payback depends on your earnings but, as an example, if you are earning £27,000 you will only pay back £10 a month. Read more about loans and financial support for HE.
If the idea of taking out a loan for your university course is putting you off, bear in mind there are other ways to get a degree - through an employer sponsored degree, a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship or with reduced fees through The Open University, where you can study part-time alongside work.
Scholarships, Grants & Bursaries
Many higher education providers offer scholarships, grants and bursaries to students who meet specific criteria.