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Finance for living costs

I am the parent of two students who want to go to university next year. We earn over the threshold for them to get a loan for living costs but we do not have a very high disposable income or any savings. What options do we have? We do not want them to miss out.
Answered by Alison Patterson
Hi Ben,

You should look at the bursaries and scholarships on offer by universities. These are published on university websites. Sometimes, there are discounts if two students from the same family are registered at the same university.

You should also consider universities in parts of the country where living costs are lower. London is very expensive for most people, unless they can live at home whilst studying.

Living at home is the other alternative and growing numbers of young people are choosing this option.

I'm not sure where you live or what plans your children have for university.

See here for more info about fees: www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/university-tu.../


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