Understanding student finance can be difficult, especially when it’s your first time applying for it. And its importance makes it top of the priority list when thinking about university.
Student finance advice
Fees and funding for university is probably the first thing to consider before submitting your university application. Applying for student finance is an important step. If you’re looking into applying for student finance for the first time, you probably have lots of questions. And you won’t be the only one wanting to find out more.
Our Money Advice Team are on hand to make funding options easy to find, even before you start studying with us. And they’re always looking to understand what students are thinking about finance. Recently, the team asked our students to complete a short survey about how we can improve the way we present funding and finance information. Not only are our team listening to the voices of our students, but they’re also sharing their findings with the Student Loans Company. With members of our team attending the National Association of Student Money Advisers annual conference. One of our students Lauren, who completed the survey also bagged an Amazon voucher for doing so, shares her experiences and tips for applying for student finance and additional funding.
“The application process was easy to navigate. But I needed help due to being in the process of moving house, so I had a different home address at the start of the process compared to the end. But now that it’s all in place, everything is great.”Lauren
But like Lauren, if you do come across a bump in the road, Edge Hill’s Money Advice Team are available to offer support to get you to the next stage in the process. Whether you’re unsure about the evidence you need or what details to provide, our Money Advice Team are only an email or call away. And that’s even before you apply for student finance.
Meet the team in-person at one of our open days to find out more about the support they offer. On all money-related matters, including student funding, personal finances and our Student Support Fund.
“I attended presentations held by the Money Advice Team. These were optional but I wanted all the information that they could provide. And it was great. I was able to speak with the Money Advice Team face-to-face. So I could ask questions relating to my own situation.”Lauren
Financial advice for students at Edge Hill
Once you’re a student here, you’ll be able to book an appointment with our Money Advice Team. For guidance on all money-related matters.
Additional funding alongside the finance provided by The Student Loans Company may be an option for you. If you’re unsure about what you’re eligible to receive, you can contact our Money Advice Team. The Team will be pleased to discuss these options with you. As well as giving you advice and guidance when applying for it.
“The Money Advice Team recommended that I look into the NHS Learning Support Fund. And they helped me with my application. Which was really useful as I wouldn’t have known about this without their advice.”Lauren
Whilst Lauren’s additional funding is related to her course, there are also other options for you to look into. Such as scholarships, bursaries and Edge Hill’s own Student Opportunity Fund.
Check out our banking and budgeting tips to help make your money go further – it’s full of great financial advice for students.
Listen to our students
When looking for advice, it’s always a good idea to listen to those that have done it before you. Like our current students. They’ve been in your position recently. And understand first-hand how important it is to get your finances in place ready for your start date.
“Apply early – don’t leave it too late or else it can cause delays with payments which is the last thing you want to be worrying about at the start of your studies.”Lauren
You can chat with our students on our online platform. Or in person, at our events and campus tours. They’ll be able to share their top tips and advice on the topic of student finance.
Additional information and advice about student finance is provided by the Student Loans Company.
More helpful finance resources
- Everything you need to know about student finance
- Student finance and Clearing: A guide for Clearing applicants
- Support for money worries
August 31, 2023