Whether you’re moving away from home for the first time, or returning to full-time education, student finances can seem a little daunting. Here are some simple steps to help you stay on top of the pennies.
All International students and Home postgraduate students will be required to pay a deposit to secure a place on their chosen course. The exceptions are:
- Undergraduate and postgraduate students who take out a student loan
- Government-sponsored students
Your deposit will then be deducted from your first-year tuition fees. Details of how and when to pay your deposit will be outlined in your offer letter. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions team.
- Student loan
- Receiving bursaries and scholarships from Aston
- Parental contributions
- Working part-time
There are two types of student loan to help you cover the costs of university. You pay these loans back after you finish your course, when you’re earning over ?25,000 per year.
Tuition fee loan: available to undergraduate students from the UK, tuition fee loans are paid directly to your university or college by the Government.You can expect to be paid any amount up to the maximum, which equals the cost of fees per year.
Maintenance loan: available to full-time undergraduate students from the UK, maintenance loans help pay for living costs such as food, travel, rent, course materials and accommodation. The amount you are awarded is dependent on household income. The maximum loan you can receive is ?8,200 per year. Continue reading We believe money shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your academic ambitions