1. Overview

Going into higher education can improve your career prospects and your earning potential, however it does require financial investment.

From September 2018, eligible first time undergraduates will get comprehensive support to help fund their day-to-day living costs during term time, regardless of where in the UK they choose to study.

From August 2019, eligible postgraduate master’s students will receive a similar package of support to undergraduates. The support will be made up of a mixture of grants and loans and is a contribution to costs, rather than allocated specifically to fees and living costs. 

This new student finance support package means that students will be able to focus more on their studies and spend less time worrying about making ends meet. Most students won’t have to pay anything upfront for their course.