Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

Latest news about interest rate for student loans

You can’t get away from hearing and perhaps feeling, that the cost of living is soaring. You will undoubtedly have heard that inflation is hitting a 40 year high of 9% with talk of it reaching 11% in October…  but what does this actually mean for your student loans? What is inflation? Inflation is the…

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Important money news for continuing undergraduate students

The summer vacation is finally here and most students will be looking forward to a break from study for a while. But this doesn’t mean a long summer holiday for everyone as many students will be working to reduce the overdraft, pay the rent or mortgage or looking after children or relatives. This can also be…

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Student Advice checklist for leaving student accommodation

Many of you will be looking to leave your accommodation in the next few weeks (maybe sooner) and regardless of whether this is Halls or private accommodation, there are some things you need to check before you close that door one final time. Taking time now could save you a lot of money around the…

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Call to action – check your entitlement for 21/22 and apply for 22/23 funding

Continuing with your studies in 2022/23? Let’s talk funding. You might not be aware, but if you’re an undergraduate student (or studying on a course that attracts the undergraduate funding package) you need to re-apply for your tuition fee and maintenance loans each year of study. This is the case whether you’re progressing onto the…

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Financial support and budgeting advice

Many undergraduate students will be heading towards the end of term this Friday 8th April and you will probably be aware that the next instalment of Student Finance is not due to be paid until early May. We know that this is will be a worry for some students, so we want to remind you…

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EU students – are you eligible for an Immigration Health Surcharge refund?

On 1st January  2022 the UK government introduced a scheme to refund some EU students the Immigration Health Surcharge that they paid as part of a visa application to come to the UK. You may qualify if: you’re in full-time higher education in the UK you have a visa that started on or after 1…

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Are you eligible for Universal Credit? How does it affect your funding?

We know that many students have to exist on very little money and so when looking for options to raise more money we often get asked if students are eligible for Universal Credit. Generally speaking, if you are enrolled on a full time course, whether you are Undergraduate or Postgraduate the answer is no. You…

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Money Saving Expert survey on ‘buy now, pay later’ financial services

Money Saving Expert are keen to better understand the consumer experience of Buy Now Pay Later services like Klarna and Clearpay. We have been asked to promote their survey amongst the student community, so if you have 5 minutes to spare over the holiday and you have some insight to share, please have a look…

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Countdown to the end of term – looking towards the next…

End of term is nearly here and many of you will be returning to family for the break, so we thought now is a good time to remind you of a few financial realities to bear in mind. For most undergraduate students on September starting courses, the next instalment of maintenance loan should be paid…

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FREE Budgeting sessions and student manual from the Money Charity

Do you need some help with budgeting or money advice, but you’re keen to learn more from a dedicated financial organisation? There is a series of 3 new Uni Money Workshops delivered by The Money Charity which are perfect for helping you engage with better money management from the comfort of your own home and…

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