Going to university is one of the biggest investments youíll ever make. But you donít need to worry about financing your studies. Thereís plenty of help out there to make life easier for you.
Before you can make your decision about what and where to study, you need to be in possession of all the facts. Factors to consider include:
- the cost of your course
- sources of financial assistance available to you
- student loans
- part-time work options
- accommodation during your studies
- cost of living in your city of choice
If youíre from England, and you want to start studying from September 2012 onwards, take a look at our financing your studies pages, and also the Direct Gov Student Finance website. There youíll find answers to essential questions such as:
- How much will university cost from September 2012?
- What will my repayments be?
- How will I repay these costs?
- What financial support is available?
- Who can get a grant?
- What if Iím a part-time student?
If youíre thinking about postgraduate studies, you may find that you can secure funding from funding bodies and research councils. Some postgraduate courses are part or fully funded (eg NHS funded courses and teacher training courses).
Find out about postgraduate and research course fees, postgraduate funding schemes and employer funded studies by visiting our financing your studies page.
Graduates of Leeds Metropolitan and partner colleges within the Regional University Network (RUN), qualify for a 10% discount on postgraduate tuition fees. Conditions apply.
For all information on course fees and international student finance, please visit our financing your studies page.
Thereís lots of useful information on the Direct Gov website for students from the EU.
Visit the Direct Gov pages for EU students.
Student Money Advice Team
Our Student Money Advice team also offers free, confidential and impartial advice on funding, budgeting, benefits and debt, to ensure you have access to the information you need.
Visit our Student Money Advice pages
Spreading the cost of tuition fees
If you are self-financing your study, you may be able to pay your fees in instalments. For full details of the payment options, please contact our Financial Services Office.
Working out your living costs
If youíve already had some experience of living independently, youíll probably have a good idea of what your living costs are. If youíre not sure, a good place to start is the UCAS budget calculator which can help you work out your monthly income and expenditure, term by term.
Earn while you learn
If youíre thinking of working to support yourself through university, our Jobs & Careers team can help you find work to fit around your studies.
Visit our Jobs & Careers website.
High Achievers Scholarship
Leeds Metropolitan is offering scholarships of £1,000 for high achieving students coming to us in September 2013.
National Scholarship Programme
If your household income is less than £25,000 a year you may be able to find help through the new £150m National Scholarship Programme.
Find out more about our scholarships.