The student finance system in England has been subject to many recent changes, creating the myth that students cannot afford to go to university as it is too expensive. In fact, no student will have to pay tuition fees up-front to go to university or college as there is a wide variety of financial help available from Student Finance England.
Many students will not have to pay back the full amount they borrow and a student's university or college may offer bursaries, scholarships or other kinds of financial help. Many universities and colleges charge less than the maximum £9,000 (this maximum may be allowed to rise at some universities from 2017 entry), or offer fee waivers, reductions or other benefits.
The deadline for applying for student finance for new full time students is in May each year, but students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible following their UCAS application.
Student Finance England, a partnership between the Department for Business Innovation & Skills and the Student Loans Company has provided The Misbourne with a range of factsheets about the financial support available to students entering higher education in the UK. The key factsheets are downloadable by clicking on the links bellow.