There have been some very significant
changes to student funding since 2012 and the government is yet to
confirm full funding packages for 2014-15. The latest information
about our tuition fees, fee waivers, bursaries and
scholarships can be found at www.yorksj.ac.uk/moneymatters
The Student Funding Advice Team’s Top
Apply on time –
applications for university funding usually open at the beginning
of the calendar year in which you are due to start. Apply as soon
as possible to make sure your funding is in place when you
Do your research –
take the time to research and read as much as you can to ensure you
get the student funding you are entitled to. Don’t presume you will
receive the same as a friend as everyone’s circumstances are
different when it comes to funding support.
Put together a budget
- it’s important that you try to calculate how much attending
university will cost you. This free online calculator is a great
place to start www.studentcalculator.org.uk
as it helps you see what you may be entitled to and how much
university can actually cost.
Start saving – it is
unlikely that your funding package will cover all living costs so
it is important that you begin saving now. Just putting a little
away each week/month will really help when you get to
Here are some ways you can become
Work during the
summer – full-time work can help towards funding your
studies and can often mean you have to work less while you are
Part-time work while
studying – we have a Job Shop which can help you find
vacancies so you can earn while you learn. It can also build your
skills and experiences which will help you get a job when you
Voluntary work – may
not provide you with money straight away but can lead to other
opportunities and it is fun!
overdrafts – many students are entitled to an interest
free overdraft and this can provide a buffer if things get tight.
Shop around different banks for the best value overdraft, don’t
simply choose the one that offers you the best free gift.
Ask for help – we
know how confusing some of this can be and we are here to help, so
please visit our webpages regularly and for any other questions,
please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you now
and all throughout your studies.
T: 01904 876939/6536