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Support into Higher Education

Choosing higher education has many benefits.

These include:

  • Developing valuable skills to give you wider opportunities
  • Studying a subject you're passionate about
  • Gaining a qualification to help you follow your chosen career
  • Higher earning potential

With a huge range of courses available, it's important to do your research to decide what's right for you. You could start by looking round the UCAS site,

What is Higher Education - UCAStv

Undergraduate student finance in the UK

This section of our website helps to provide an overview of the different fees and loans involved in undergraduate student finance across the UK.

Student Finance England is a service provided by the Student Loans Company. They provide financial support on behalf of the government to students from England entering higher education in the UK.

There’s lots of financial help available; loans (which do have to be paid back) and grants and bursaries (that don’t). Some of the student finance you can get depends on your household income — that is, the income of your parents or your husband, wife or partner. Please see the documents and videos below for more details.

Please also visit: or The Student Room finance section.

How to Apply for Student Finance 2017/18

Thinking of going to uni or college to study on HE programme? Applying for student finance is easy when you know how. Watch this video to find out what you need to do.

Interest is charged on your student loan - make sure you understand how it affects you!

Student Finance Presentation

A useful guide to help explain student finance to students thinking about university or college.

Student Finance England - An Introduction to Student Finance 2017/18

Ready to apply? Student Finance Application Forms can be found here

Any Questions?

If you are an existing EDC student, please contact our Careers Co-ordinator, in Student Services, if you have any questions about student finance in relation to Higher Education. You can call the Careers Advice Team on 0191 518 8282.

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