No one should be put off studying for a degree because of the costs. There is funding available and no need to pay any money upfront.
The main outgoings that students usually need to pay for are tuition fees and living costs. There are three ways by which students can pay tuition fees:
Students who take out a tuition fee loan will have their fees paid to the University automatically by the Student Loans Company. Students don't have to pay this back until they have finished studying and are earning at least £21,000 a year.
Living costs can vary enormously when at university. These include accommodation, food, travel, study equipment, socialising and entertainment.
Many students apply to the Student Loans Company for a maintenance loan to cover these costs. Up to £8,200 is available is a student lives away from home or a maximum of £6,904 if they stay at home.
There's also extra support for those with specific circumstances, for example, students with a disability, including a mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia.
Yes, students on certain healthcare courses will have their tuition fees paid for by the NHS and will not need to take out a student loan to cover this. They may also qualify for a means-tested NHS bursary.
Your son or daughter will need to complete the an online application to student Finance England. You will need to provide evidence of your household income which will determine the financial support available to your son or daughter.
Students studying NHS funded courses and Social Work Studies will need to apply to the NHS Business Services Authority for funding.
Regardless of who the provider is, it is important to apply as early as possible to ensure funding is in place for the start of term.
A calculator to estimate what your son or daughter may be eligible for is available online here.
At Salford we also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries which are free sums of cash to help students that don't have to be paid back.
In addition, many students now supplement their income by working part time and our Careers and Employability Service can help students find a job both on and off campus.
No student should have to leave university because of financial hardship. The Salford Support Fund is provided by the University as is used, in line with national guidance, to assisit students who are experiencing financial difficulties.
Remember if your son or daughter chooses to study at Salford they will find that being based in the North, living costs are significantly cheaper than in some parts of the country.