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Student Finance For Dummies - UK, UK Edition

Student Finance For Dummies - UK, UK Edition

Phil Davis

ISBN: 978-1-119-07586-8

Dec 2015

384 pages

$9.99

Description

Your guide to financing a university education

Navigating the intricacies of financing a UK education can make even the most composed parents and students lose their cool. Luckily, Student Financing For Dummies helps take some of the pain out of the struggle and offers everything you need—in one place—to put a money management plan in place and finance a university education. Packed with accessible guidance from authors throughout the UK who work with students and policy experts, it provides unique, sound and detailed financial advice to help students and their families manage money while at school.

Taking the guesswork out of the student-finance process and saving you countless hours of searching on the Internet, this friendly, plain-English guide helps you navigate applying for student finance, student loans and grants, makes sense of subject-specific income like the NHS, Teacher Training and Social Work and more. And after the money is in place, you'll discover how to establish a financial plan to make sure the money lasts—from term to term and through the entire time at uni.

  • Covers student finance in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • Provides all the options for obtaining finance, loans and more
  • Gives students and parents tips on which credit options to watch out for
  • Offers expert advice on ongoing student finance support, managing income and expenditure and working during study

Take the worry out of financing your education and focus on your studies with the help of Student Finance For Dummies.

Introduction 1

Part I: Wading into the Funding Pool 7

Chapter 1: Who Needs Student Finance? 9

Chapter 2: Putting the Pounds in Place: Planning 27

Part II: Applying for Government (Statutory) Funds 43

Chapter 3: Taking the First Steps 45

Chapter 4: Filling it in: The Application in Detail 73

Chapter 5: Exploring Student Loans 107

Chapter 6: Being Granted a Grant 125

Part III: Government Funds for Specific Students 141

Chapter 7: Turning to the NHS 143

Chapter 8: Teachers Needed, Funds Available! 157

Chapter 9: Finding Funds for Social Work 165

Chapter 10: Financing Studies After Your First Qualification 173

Part IV: Finding Financing from Other (Non-Statutory) Sources 187

Chapter 11: Finance From Universities 189

Chapter 12: Trying Out Educational Trusts and Charities 203

Chapter 13: Professional and Career Development Loans 215

Chapter 14: Students and the Welfare System 221

Part V: Managing Money and Maximising Income?@at University 243

Chapter 15: Getting to Know Your Money 245

Chapter 16: Making the Most of Your Money 261

Chapter 17: Maximising Your Income 283

Chapter 18: The Credit Chapter (You knew it was coming .?@.?@.) 295

Part VI: The Part of Tens 315

Chapter 19: Ten Do’s and Don’ts when Applying for Student Finance 317

Chapter 20: Ten Tips to Make Your Money Last 327

Chapter 21: Ten Myths About Student Finance 337

Index 345