While it's the ability to put letters after ones name that really makes a degree attractive, it's a well-trodden thought that the university years teach more than just the subject. Some of the lessons are fun, some very fun and just about all of them come with a hangover. There are boring lessons too - the most pertinent of which is learning money is very definitely a finite resource.
Getting your head around finances can be extremely confusing so we've listed all our articles to it here. This page works as something of a directory; grab a cup of tea and find what works for you.
Most of us will rely on a student loan at one point, whether it's for a little help with tuition fees or to help manage the rent, or both. Which makes it all the more irritating that it's so confusing. We've covered the basics and a little more besides:
- How to apply for students loans
- Repaying your student loan
- Student loan FAQs
- Common student loan application mistakes
- Student loan application deadlines
- Career development loans explained
Student Bank Accounts
Once the Student Loans company finally pay up, you'll need somewhere to put the money and while it may be tempting to pop it in a brown bag and shove it beneath your bed, you're almost certainly better off relying on a bank account tailored for students. Chiefly, their advantage lies with the large interest free overdraft available, which will prove invaluable when it comes to handling expensive payouts, like rent. Find out what to look for and who to go with:
Student money tips
It's fine to have your money, but holding onto it is a whole different problem. Overspending is endemic to student life; it's too easy to blow £30 on a night out and then forget about it a few days later, without adjusting your week's spend. Get ahead by organizing your money and hey, it might last a little longer...