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1 Student Finance © IntoUniversity 2015

2 Do you know the facts? Student Finance © IntoUniversity 2015

3 Student Finance England What is it? Student Finance England (SFE) is part of the Student Loans Company SFE provides financial support to students from England wanting to go to university in the UK There is also a Student Finance Wales and a Student Finance Northern Ireland SFE is backed and funded by the UK government so their loans are not the same as standard commercial loans SFE is able to provide you with loans to cover your tuition fees and living costs SFE is also able to provide you with a range of other financial support and help, like grants and bursaries (which you don’t have to pay back) © IntoUniversity 2015

4 Student Finance What finance is available? © IntoUniversity 2015

5 Tuition Fee Loan Gets paid straight to the university This needs to be paid back Every student who is a UK citizen is entitled to one of these no matter how much their household income is (how much their parents earn) This covers the full cost of a student’s Tuition Fees Money that student’s get with this can be combined with their maintenance loan to cover their living costs This is given to students by Student Finance England © IntoUniversity 2015

6 Maintenance Loan This gets paid straight into the student’s bank account in instalments every term This is means-tested, which means that how much a student gets depends on their household income (how much their parent earns) and where they live Every student who is a UK citizen is entitled to a certain amount of this no matter how much their household income is (how much their parents earn) This gets wiped away if it doesn’t get paid back after 30 years © IntoUniversity 2015

7 Maintenance Grant Students don’t have to pay this back Students can only get one if their household income (how much their parents earn) is lower than £42,620 Money that student’s get with this can be combined with their maintenance loan to cover their living costs This is given to students by Student Finance England © IntoUniversity 2015

8 Household income Loan for Living Costs (outside London, not living with parents) Non-Repayable Grant Total £25,000 or less£3,823£3,354£7,177 £30,000£4,292£2,416£6,708 £35,000£4,761£1,478£6,239 £40,000£5,475£540£5,770 £42,600£5,475£50 (min grant)£5,525 £42,875£5,500 (max loan)£0£5,500 £50,000£4,788£0£4,788 £60,000£3,788£0£3,788 £62,125 or over£3,575£0£3,575 Maintenance Support overview The table below shows you how much of a maintenance loan and Maintenance Grant you would receive in relation to your household income © IntoUniversity 2015

9 Bursaries Students don’t have to pay this back This is given to students by their university and not Student Finance England This is only given to students who come from lower income households How much a student gets depends on their household income and the university that they go to © IntoUniversity 2015

10 Scholarships Students don’t have to pay this back This is given to students by their university and not Student Finance England These are awarded to students on merit e.g. academic, sporting or musical achievement Household income (how much your parents earn) is not taken into account when deciding which students are awarded these © IntoUniversity 2015

11 NHS Funding This is extra funding provided by the NHS This is extra funding for students who study medical related degrees e.g: Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy This provides NHS bursaries which all students studying medical courses are entitled to. How much you get depends on your household income (how much your parents earn) This provides a £1000 NHS Grant which all medical students receive © IntoUniversity 2015

12 University and College Hardship Fund This is financial support for students who are in financial hardship, have unexpected emergency costs or are thinking of dropping out of university because of financial difficulty This is given to students by their university and not Student Finance England This used to be called the Access to Learning Fund All universities in the UK need to have one of these © IntoUniversity 2015

13 Disabled Students Allowance This is financial support for students who have a: Disability, long-term health condition, mental health condition or a specific learning difficulty like dyslexia The amount of financial support that a student will receive is dependent on the student’s individual needs and not on household income (how much their parents earn) This is extra financial support that is given to students by Student Finance England The money that students can get from this can help to cover the costs of: Specialist equipment like computer software, non-medical helpers like a note –taker, extra travel because of a disability, and other things related to their studies like photocopying © IntoUniversity 2015

14 Special Support Grant This is financial support for students who are lone parents This is extra financial support that is given to students by Student Finance England Students can receive one of these instead of a Maintenance Grant The amount of financial support that students would get from this would be the same amount that they would get from their Maintenance Grant © IntoUniversity 2015

15 Managing your money How do students budget? © IntoUniversity 2015

16 Student Loan Repayments Yes, No or Maybe © IntoUniversity 2015

17 Student Loan Repayments SalaryAmount of salary from which 9% will be deducted Monthly Repayment £21,000£0 £22,000£1,000£7.50 £25,000£4,000£30 £30,000£9,000£67.50 £35,000£14,000£105 £40,000£19,000£ £45,000£24,000£180 © IntoUniversity 2015

18 Overview of Workshops ModuleWorkshop Title and Topic 1Why Higher Education? Introduction to the benefits of choosing higher education 2Choosing the Right Course Looks at the key factors to be considered 3 4Introduction to Personal Statements Students plan their own statements using a structured approach 5Preparing for Interviews Acquiring effective verbal and non verbal communication skills 6Preparing to Go to University Practical steps to having a smooth transition from home to university life 7Student Finance Overview of the main areas of student finance and information on how to apply The Supplementary Schools Project Teacher’s Toolkit consists of: © IntoUniversity 2015


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