Budgeting is not an easy process, so we've constructed a simple but realistic annual income and expenditure summary. This should help to make monitoring your finances easier.
A sample budget for 2017 entrants
|Tuition Fee Loan||9,250|
|Term time/vacation work||3,000|
|Electricity, gas, water||250|
|Food and drink||1,500|
|Books and course supplies||300|
|Clothes and shoes||600|
|Travel and transport||500|
|Sports and leisure||200|
|Holidays and presents||500|
- are studying in England;
- not living at home;
- you have a tuition fee loan to cover tuition fees of £9,250;
- you receive a Maintenance Loan of £7,500.
We have not taken into account any possible National Scholarship Programme monies, nor any bursaries or scholarships you may be eligible for.
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