Up until now I'd been pretty set on going to KCL, I love London and I love the multitude of choice when it comes to the course I'm applying for. I wasn't really surprised to find out that accommodation would be expensive, after all it is central London. However, I'm having worries about how I'm going to fare with all these fees.
I've done the maths and my maintenance loan is going to be somewhere around £11,000. I've looked at the student accommodation fees and the cheapest one with an ensuite (I don't really want to be sharing bathrooms with people I won't know beforehand) is £185. If I am lucky enough to get that accommodation then I'll be looking at £8800 for the whole year, which only leaves me with around £2200 to spend on anything else. I can't help but feel like that's not going to sustain me for my first year. If I wasn't to get that price, the cheapest one after is £204 which is £10,000 - literally only giving me £1100 to spend on food, entertainment and everything else that comes with university (such as textbooks).
I don't know, this is really hindering my choices as I don't want to be somewhere where I won't be financially secure. If I'm only looking at around £1000-2000 left after accommodation I'm questioning on whether that will be sufficient to ensure I can actually live, being that the university is in London after all and everything there is bound to be more expensive. I doubt I'd get much help from my parents either and I only have around £1500 in my savings.
Any advice from current/future KCL students?
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