For you UK resident students who have completed the UCAS application, the next move is thinking about funding. As early as now, full-time students can apply for funding for the 2016/17 academic year. You may not want loans to hang like clouds above your head but you need them because of the very high tuition fee and living costs.
According to a study conducted by the Independent Commission on Fees, students from disadvantaged areas in England are not discouraged from applying to university this year. This is despite the increase of the tuition fee in 2012. Also, there is an improvement in the number of age 18 youths coming from poorer areas who have […]
Even with the worries of being less competitive in the labour market than their public university counterparts in the future, more and more students have taken the private school route in their pursuit of higher education, findings from a study conducted by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills indicate. The number of students who […]
Students applying to university have increased by 19,000 since last year. The increase, which amounts to a shade over three per cent, is an improvement as it saw a decline of more than 50,000 in 2012 during which tuition fees tripled and reached the £9,000 level, according to Universities and Colleges Admissions Service figures. The […]
This year marks the first that university tuition fees in England reached a maximum of £9,000, triple the previous cap. In the face of strong reactions to this move, various alternatives for funding are being looked into. A study from London Economics commissioned by the Million + group of universities proposes two alternative funding schemes. […]
Maintenance loans and grants for English Students will increase by 1% in 2014-15. The announcement came through a written statement from universities minister David Willetts. The increase is less than the rate of inflation. Part-time students and those taking distance learning courses will also get a 1% rise in maintenance grants and loans. The maximum […]
It’s the start of the academic year once again, and some students are entering university for the first time. This year marks the start of tuition fees as high as £9,000, which means that the number of people able to afford a university education will be significantly fewer than in previous years. With every pence […]
Sixty-three thousand former British students were found to have been overcharged tens of millions of pounds in student loan collection, having to pay additional loan repayments to the Student Loans Company, which collects them on behalf of the British government. The excess collection happened as graduates continued on repaying from their salary after graduation the […]