If you’re going to university or college in 2014/15 National Student Money Week is a good excuse to sort out your student finances.

Even if you don’t have a confirmed place you should apply for student finance now to make sure you get your money in time for the start of your course. It’s quick and easy, just log in to www.gov.uk/studentfinance

There’s a wide range of financial support available to help you pay for tuition fees and living costs. You could get grants and bursaries (that don’t have to be paid back) and loans (which do). And depending on your circumstances, you could get extra financial help.

Expert advice from SFE

Our dedicated student finance zone has a range of helpful tools and guidance for you. These include guides and quick guides covering: applying for student finance, applying for disabled students’ allowances, what, how and when to repay and a guide for parents. You’ll also find a range of one-minute videos that make the application process easy to understand.

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