Today saw the launch of student finance day, offering support, advice and information for students applying to university. Supported by UCAS, the day hopes to supply applicants with a better understanding of the new financial structure of higher education. Students can find out about the cost of study before they apply to courses.
UCAS Chief Executive Mary Curnock Cook said: ‘UCAS is committed to ensuring that applicants have access to everything they need to make a fully informed choice about higher education. Access to comprehensive information about finance arrangements is really important.’
Student finance day is an initiative from MoneySavingExpert.com creator Martin Lewis. Lewis chairs the Independent Taskforce on Student Finance, which was created to help students understand the real cost of changes to university fees. They’ve created an app with all the information for students about loans, tuition fees and bursaries.
Their website provides a comprehensive need-to-know guide on the facts of applying to university with inflated tuition fees. There is also a device which helps applicants calculate how many years it will take them to become debt free post-university.
Visit www.unifees2012.com for more information.