I am sure you are all aware that the Chancellor made changes in the last budget IN 2016 which affectED student university funding. I have set out below a BBC article on the changes to university student funding. While I have left the article in full, the summary (in my own words) is as follows:
1. Maintenance grants (or part thereof) are currently paid to students with family incomes below £42,000
2. From Sept 2016 maintenance grants were scrapped and replaced with student loans.
4. The loan available has gone up from just over £3k to £8,200 pa.
5. Students won’t pay a penny back until they earn over £21K
Note students do not pay back their tuition fees until they earn over £21k. The money due is paid through the student’s PAYE tax system. No money is taken from the parent/carer/guardian’s salary.
Click to read the full article - Budget 2016: Student maintenance grants scrapped
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Set out below you will find useful information to help you with your 2019-20 UCAS application to Higher Education:
www.ucas.com Essential for course information and applying to university.
www.ukcoursefinder.com Website for locating specific courses.
www.unistats.com Enables you to compare courses and universities.
www.practitioners.slc.co.uk - Student Finance experts
www.hotcourses.com large database of courses.
www.studylondon.ac.uk Official website for universities and HE colleges in London.
www.open.ac.uk The Open University offers the opportunity to study for HE qualifications by supported distance learning.
www.opendays.com Directory of open days that can be searched by month or university/college.
www.allaboutu.org.uk Highly innovative and virtual experience of managing student life.
www.gofurther.co.uk To register for information and advice on HE
Next Step Job profiles: https://nextstep.direct.gov.uk/planingyourcareer/jobprofiles Over 750 job profiles giving you essential information on how to get into jobs and what is involved.
www.push.co.uk Alternative university guide.
www.unofficial-guides.com An alternative site about finding out about University life.
www.skill.org.uk Skill is the national bureau for students with disabilities.
www.braintrack.com International university index (including USA)
www.fullbright.co.uk Official information about studying in the USA for British students.
www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance Government information on student finance.
www.scholarship-search.org.uk Provides helpful funding and budgeting advice.
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk Not going to university doesn't mean your life is over.
http://jobseekers.direct.gov.uk Search for jobs, training, career information, voluntary work and childcare provision anywhere in the UK.
www.apprenticeships.org.uk Search and apply for apprenticeships.
Choosing your Degree Course and University: Trotman
Degree Course Offers 2015 Entry: Trotman
Getting into' Course Guides (Art & Design, Business and Management, Dental School, LAw, Medical School, Oxford & Cambridge, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Vetinary School): Trotman
How to complete your UCAS application: Trotman - Updated annually
Job file VT Lifeskills Open Days: UCAS
Prospectuses and 'Alternative': Prospectus updated annually, available online.
Student Money: Trotman
Surviving your first year at University: Trotman
The Times - Good University Guide: Harper Collins updated annually
University and College entrance - The Official Guide 2013 Entry (also known as The Big Guide): UCAS
University Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries: Trotman
Which A-Levels?: Lifetime
Most of these are available in your School careers library
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