I have a similar problem. I'm not from the UK, though. My parents say it's damn expensive (well, if we calculate all the costs and convert that amount into my country's currency...) and too far away from home. I'm applying anyway. I want to give it a try. Now I prefer to concentrate on doing my best as far as schoolwork is concerned, I'll worry about money when... eh... if I get an offer.
What do you think?