Getting your head around the nitty gritty of student finance options might seem daunting - especially now there are so many loans, grants and fees to consider.
But it's not as complicated as you might think. There are some great videos online that explain things in a straightforward way - here are some of our favourites.
Student finances explained
The facts about fees: student loans 2012
Bournemouth Uni's neat animation digs into how much you can expect to pay back on your student loan - and why going to uni isn't as big a drain on your bank balance as you might think.
BCU student finance guide 1: loans and grants
Birmingham City University has put together an excellent video detailing how the whole student loan process works.
Martin Lewis explains the changes to student finance
Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis gives his take on the student loan system - and why it's not a debt people should be scared of (warning: does contain one very dodgy impression of a debt collector).
University tuition fees explained
The University of Roehampton's video gives a nice overview of the whole loan system, including maintenance loans and grants.