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Top Tips on How to Save Money as a Student

Worrying about money when trying to study can lead to stress, and affect your chances for academic success. Making ends meet on a student budget isn't easy, but there are ways to make your money stretch further.

Scroll through our top ten strategies to help you save money at university and avoid student debt...


10. Free money advice and support

Every problem has a solution. Some solutions may take longer than others but help is available – not only to resolve your debt problems but to assist you in managing your money better in the future.

Your university and Students' Union will have advisors to help you. There are also free and confidential services you can contact for help. Make sure not to ever pay for this advice. Don’t be embarrassed, the advisors are not there to judge you.

The following organisations and companies offer free money advice and support:

  • StepChange Debt Charity
  • Money Advice Service
  • National Debtline
  • Citizens Advice
  • Christians Against Poverty.

Read more about other financial support.