Student loan and grant calculator Prospective students can use an enhanced online calculator on the Student Finance Student finance England website to work out how much they can at and 2010/11 Entry what bursaries and scholarships may be available at their preferred University/College. Links to Scholarships and Bursaries can also be found through www.student- finance.co.uk/loans/calculator.htm. http://www.studentcalculator.org.uk Websites / info resources Info and resources can be found on Student Finance at: St Cuthbert's High School www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance Gretna Road Newcastle Upon Tyne www.ucas.com/students/studentfinance Tyne and Wear www.slc.co.uk – The Student Loans NE15 7PX Company Tel 0191 274 4510 There is a helpline - 0845 300 50 90 if you need any further assistance with your online form. Student Finance Television Licence – are all expenses Maintenance grants that students may need to budget for. Student Finance is now centralised, The Maintenance grant helps and in order to apply you must first Student loan for tuition higher education students, in register online at fees particular those from less www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance advantaged backgrounds, with their The loan is a non-financially assessed general living costs whilst they Student Finance England (SFE) is loan to meet the cost of tuition fees. It study. 2010/11 entrants may be the brand name for the student is payable to the HE provider. The eligible for a maintenance grant of Finance Service for students living in maximum amount of tuition fee loan up to £2,906. Grants are free and England. It is provided by the Student available is always the amount of do not have to be repaid. Loans Company (SLC) and sponsored tuition fees charged by the institution. by the Department for Innovation, The student is responsible for paying Bursaries Universities and Skills (DIUS). to the institution any fees which are not covered by the loan. The loan is Bursaries or scholarships may be Students will be able to register for available from the government. If repayable through Income Contingent Student Finance at the same time as you qualify, you should apply as Repayment. Tuition fee loans accrue they submit their UCAS application. soon as you have a confirmed interest at the same rate as Once students have applied they will place on your course. Some maintenance loans. be able to manage their own account universities and colleges administer online. their own bursaries and Maintenance loans scholarships – for others, student What will it Cost? The maintenance loan is the main finance direct handles applications. student loan product for living costs. It Search for your university or The maximum amount you can be college on the UCAS website to comprises the non-financially charged for tuition fees for 2010/2011 find out who you should apply to. assessed portion, which all students is £3,290. Most Universities will who are eligible for the loan can charge this amount – the course fees Disabled Student’s receive; the financially assessed for each Degree can be found at portion, which depends on household Allowance www.ucas.com. income. Maximum entitlement is affected by place of residence, To help meet extra course costs Living Expenses (parental home, away from parental students can face as a result of a home or away from parental home in disability, mental health condition or Accommodation, Food, Study Costs, London). Maintenance loans are paid Social Life, Travel Costs, Insurance, learning difficulty. Allowances are directly to the student in three not dependant on household Clothes and Toiletries, Mobile Phone, instalments. income and don't have to be paid back.