Money and financial support

Student Loans Company
Official resources from Student Loans Company (SLC), a government owned organisation that administers student loans and grants to students in universities and colleges in the UK.

Quick start finance guide
A quick start guide to student finance from the Student Loans Company comprising information on how to apply, dependants’ grants, disabled students allowances (DSA), repayment of loan plus a guide for parents. 

Repaying student loans

Student Loans Company
Information about student loan repayments from Student Loans Company.

Student finance journey guide
A downloaded printable resource produced by Student Finance England for use with students. The resource details the steps learners take through their student finance journey.

Student Finance England YouTube Channel
Official YouTube channel for Student Finance England, which includes a range of video resources on student finance. guides to student finance

A range of guides to student finance provided by the UK Government Digital Service including:

Student finance calculator
A student finance calculator for students from England or the European Union.

Student finance eligibility
Information on the student finance eligibility criteria for students from England or the European Union.

Extra help
Information on extra support that may be available depending on a student’s individual circumstances.

Full-time students
Information for new full time students on applying for tuition fee and maintenance loans.

Other useful guides:

Additional resources

MoneySavingExpert: Student Loans Decoded 
Guides by Martin Lewis (editor in chief of

A guide to student finance including information on costs, parent implications, loan repayment and interest rates. This includes a video which could be played to students in classroom settings.

MoneySavingExpert: Student Loans Mythbusting
A guide to help dispel common myths surrounding student loans and graduate debt.


UCAS: Budgeting Tips 
Information and resources on budgeting at university produced by UCAS (The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).

Student finance and budgeting (from Save the Student)
Tips, advice and resources for students from Save the Student on student finance and budgeting.

Scholarships and bursaries

The Scholarship Hub: Guide and Search Tool for UK Scholarships and bursaries
These pages from UK Scholarship Hub provide a guide to UK scholarships and bursaries. Also contains a tool for searching and applying for UK based scholarships, grants or bursaries for university study.

University Bursary and Scholarship Grid 2018/19
A downloadable and printable grid, produced by The Complete University Guide, which maps bursaries and scholarships available to students in England for the academic year 2018/19. Due to be updated for the current academic year it highlights which universities have historically had bursaries and scholarships available.


Grants Search (from Turn 2 Us)
A useful search tool and resource on non-repayment grants for individuals or families on a low income who are in need. Not specifically for students but provides a good general resource.  

A student fundraising scheme backed by the Scholarship Hub, which helps students raise money from friends and family.

Individual Circumstances

Student Health Association
Information and further details about applying to the Student Health Association Assistance Fund. A fund run by The Student Health Association, which aims to support students with disabilities to keep up with their studies. This is a ‘top-up’ fund to the Disabled Student Allowance.

Disabled Students Allowance
Information and further details on the Disabled Students’ Allowance (or DSA). The allowance helps students to cover some of the extra costs they may incur because of a mental health problem, long term illness or any other disability.

Estranged students (from StandAlone)
StandAlone is a charity offering support to students who become estranged from their parents.

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