An introduction to student finance and budgeting
Looking for student finance but getting confused? From tuition fees to grants, scholarships and bursaries, we've got the answers.
Planning your budget isn’t always easy, but it’s an important part of student life. Seeing a big figure landing in your bank account for the first time can be misleading.
Once you know how much you'll have to spend, you can start looking at what you need to spend it on. Try to work out what your expenditure will be over the same period – weekly or monthly. The key trick now is to make sure that your income is either more or the same as your expenditure. If expenditure is higher you’re going to run out of money!
Ever wonder how much it will cost? Wonder no more.
For the fifth year running, we’ve tried to make everything around student life a little clearer with the Student Living Index 2018. This year, we asked 3,407 students across 35 popular university cities how much they spend on essentials such as food, rent and bills, and how they juggle their time between studying, work and socialising.