How to fund studying after sixth form

8 May 2017

Personal Finance
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If you’re planning to do more studying after sixth form you’ll want to make sure you’re in the best possible financial position.

General money advice for students

Visit the Money Advice Service’s great site offering impartial, free money advice – it gives lots of advice and tips on the financial side to studying and how to handle student debt after graduating:

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/categories/student-and-graduate-money

Funding university study

Student finance is essential for most people attending college or university. The Students Loans company processes all applications for students in England and Wales. Applications can take around 6 weeks, so apply as soon as you can.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2016/07/13/student-finance-how-to-apply-for-last-minute-funding/

Scholarships and bursaries

There are various sites that give information on how to apply for scholarships and bursaries.

If your parents have worked in independent grocery retail or pharmacy roles then you may be able to apply to the Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust for a bursary. You need to be registered for a full-time first degree course and in financial need. For the full criteria visit their website

https://www.leverhulme-trade.org.uk/grants-undergraduate-study

The following two sites are great for doing research on funding opportunities available to students:

http://www.savethestudent.org/student-finance/student-grants-bursaries-scholarships.html

http://university.which.co.uk/advice/student-finance/how-do-i-find-out-which-bursaries-and-scholarships-are-available

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