STUDENT FINANCE 2014/15 Andy Shenton Regional Advisor South

STUDENT FINANCE 2014/15 Andy Shenton Regional Advisor  South

STUDENT FINANCE 2014/15 Andy Shenton Regional Advisor South West www.practitioners.slc.co.uk APPLYING KEY MESSAGES Jan 20 May 30

New students can apply for student finance from 20th January 2014 APPLY NOW! The application deadline for new students is May 30th 2014 APPLYING KEY MESSAGES Apply online at gov.uk/studentfinance as soon as possible to make sure student finance is in place for the start of their course They do not need a confirmed place at university or college to apply GOV.UK

FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO APPLY www.gov.uk/studentfinance NEW LOOK MY ACCOUNT MAKING IT EASIER TO NAVIGATE & UNDERSTAND NEW LOOK MY ACCOUNT MAKING IT EASIER TO NAVIGATE & UNDERSTAND Full online demo will be available from launch See every screen a student and sponsor sees http://slc-apps.co.uk/appdemo/ THE STUDENT FINANCE PACKAGE SUPPORT AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS INCLUDES:

Tuition Fee Loan The Maintenance (Living Cost) Support e c n a n i F t Studen Bursaries & Scholarships Package Additional Support

TUITION FEES & LOANS OVERVIEW Universities and colleges* can charge new full-time students up to 9,000 per year (6,750 part-time) for tuition fees Eligible students wont have to pay any tuition fees up front A non-means tested Tuition Fee Loan is available to cover the fee charged by the university or college *Publicly funded institutions with an approved Offa Access Agreement - www.offa.org.uk/access-agreements MAINTENANCE LOAN 2014/15 MAXIMUM RATES Where Students Live & Study Maximum Loan Available

Parental Home 4,418 Live at home Elsewhere Live away from home and study outside of London London Live away from home and study in London

Overseas Study overseas as part of a UK course 5,555 7,751 6,600 Additional loan is available for each extra week of study for students attending their course beyond 30 weeks MAINTENANCE LOAN MEANS TESTING Full-Year Student*

65% Non Means Tested 35% Means Tested Maximum Loan Parental Home 2,871 1,547

4,418 Elsewhere 3,610 1,945 5,555 London 5,038 2,713 7,751

Overseas 4,290 2,310 6,600 *Slightly lower rates of support apply to final year students RT MAINTENANCE GRANT UPPO S E

C N A N E T AIN M OVERVIEW A Maintenance Grant will only be available to some students: The Maintenance Grant does not have to be repaid If/how much grant a student can get depends entirely on their household income (100% means tested) Household Income: Up to 25,000

Full Grant of 3,387 Household Income: Up to 42,620 Partial Grant COMBINED MAINTENANCE SUPPORT LIVING AWAY FROM HOME, OUTSIDE LONDON Household Income Maintenance Grant Maintenance Loan

Total 25,000 & under 3,387 3,862 7,249 30,000 2,441 4,335

6,776 35,000 1,494 4,808 6,302 40,000 547 5,282 5,829

42,620 50 5,530 5,580 42,875 0 5,555 5,555

50,000 0 4,836 4,836 62,132 & over 0 3,610 3,610 Students can get a quick estimate of their student finance

entitlement using the calculator on gov.uk/studentfinance RSHIPS A L BURSARIES & SCHOLARSHIPS O H C S & S URSARIE B OVERVIEW

Bursaries: Linked to personal circumstances and often household income Awards can include fee waivers or cash Scholarships: Can be linked to academic results or outstanding ability in an area such as sport, music or art Can be subject specific and are often limited in numbers Students should check university websites early and ask at open days for information on support available and how to apply ADDITIONAL SUPPORT OVERVIEW Extra money or support may be available to students if they:

Have children or adults dependent on them Have a disability, long-term health condition, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty Are studying an NHS or Social Work course including: nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, chiropody, dietetics, radiography, occupational therapy, the later For further information and applications students should visit: stages of medicine and dentistry www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students ADDITIONAL SUPPORT DISABLED STUDENTS ALLOWANCE DSA Rates 2014/15:

Allowance Part-Time Maximum Support Full-Time Maximum Support Frequency of Payment Non-medical personal helper

15,543 20,725 Annual Specialist equipment 5,212 5,212 Duration of Course Other disabilityrelated expenditure

1,305 1,741 Annual Disability related travel No Limit Reasonable spending can be claimed For both full-time and part-time postgraduate students there is a single allowance of up to 10,362 a year ADDITIONAL SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH DEPENDANTS

Childcare Grant: Based on 85% of actual registered/approved childcare costs up to maximum of: 150.23 per week for one child 257.55 per week for two or more children Dependants grants are income related. Universities may offer extra support to students with childcare/caring responsibilities ADDITIONAL SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH DEPENDANTS Parents Learning Allowance: Help with course-related costs for students with dependent children. Amount received will be between 50 and 1,523 Dependants grants are income related. Universities may offer

extra support to students with childcare/caring responsibilities ADDITIONAL SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH DEPENDANTS Adult Dependants Grant: Normally for the students partner. Can be for another adult who is financially dependent on the student where the adults net income is not more than 3,796 p.a. Maximum grant available: 2,668 Dependants grants are income related. Universities may offer extra support to students with childcare/caring responsibilities CUSTOMER RESOURCES UIDES

G T R A T STUDENT GUIDES -S K IC FE FULL & QU S NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2014/15 Series of informative guides, introducing the main areas of student finance to students and their parents, including:

Financial Support for Students Disabled Students Allowances How Students are Assessed and Paid Student Loan Terms and Conditions STUDENT GUIDES QUICK GUIDE SERIES 2014/15 Helpful fold-out guides highlighting essential student finance information: How and When to Apply Student Loan Repayments DSAs and Dependants Grants Student Finance Explained for Parents of Students THE STUDENT ROOM

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION & RESOURCES www.thestudentroom.co.uk/studentfinance MONEY MATTERS eMAG 1st EDITION AVAILABLE NOW New resource giving students information on student finance - Whats available and how to get it, budgeting, applications and repayment Content includes interviews with students at different stages of their university and college lives Links to interactive features, including SFE A Minute For videos

YOU TUBE SFE VIDEO CHANNEL www.youtube.com/SFEFILM SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOW SFE FOR THE LATEST NEWS www.facebook.com/SFEngland www.twitter.com/sf_england PRACTITIONER RESOURCES PRACTITIONER RESOURCES DEDICATED WEBSITE

www.practitioners.slc.co.uk PRACTITIONER RESOURCES DEDICATED WEBSITE Access and download our wide range of IAG resources, including: Suite of Factsheets Series of Full and Quick Guides PowerPoint Presentations Policy Documents PRACTITIONER RESOURCES FACTSHEETS Our suite of factsheets provide information on the main aspects of student finance and

repayments & specialised subjects including: Applications, eligibility and evidence Finance for students at private HEIs Independent students & care Leavers Changing circumstances and withdrawals CONTACT DETAILS EMAIL ADDRESSES & PHONE NUMBERS ? QUESTIONS & COMMENTS

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