Going to uni next year? Join the student finance mailing list so you know when it's time to apply for funds
Students in England can now sign up to the Student Finance England mailing list and get an email when applications for the 2022/23 academic year open.
31 December 2021
University tuition fees frozen in England for the fifth year in a row
Full-time students studying for an undergraduate degree at a university in England will be charged no more than £9,250/yr in tuition fees in the 2022/23 academic year, the UK Government has confirmed.
25 October 2021
Student loan interest rates to drop for many next month and repayment thresholds to rise for some from April – what you need to know
Student loan interest rates will drop for many from September, the Department for Education has confirmed.
13 August 2021
Students urged to apply for university funding now if they plan to get a place via 'clearing' – don't wait for your A-level results
Prospective university and college students who plan to go through a process known as 'clearing' to get onto a course should not wait for their exam results before applying for student finance.
30 July 2021
New online student loan repayment service to launch in 2020
A new online student loan repayment service will launch in 2020 to give graduates more up-to-date information about their loans, largely replacing paper statements
30 December 2019
10,000s risk wasting money by choosing to repay their student loan when they don't have to
Tens of thousands of university leavers are risking wasting cash – in some cases over £20,000 – by voluntarily paying off their student loan even though they aren't earning enough to have to
24 May 2019
Top universities and MSE call for current student loan statement to be scrapped
MoneySavingExpert.com and the Russell Group of universities is calling on the Government to scrap the current student loan statement
13 May 2019
Studying in Scotland and struggling with money? This fund gives £900+ to nine out of 10 applicants
Almost 90% of applicants to a fund for students in financial difficulty in Scotland have been accepted in three years
23 March 2018
Huge spike in student loan reclaims - check if you can get £100s back
University leavers reclaimed more than £560,000 over the course of a month for student loans payments
13 February 2018
Started uni in or after 1998 and began repaying your loan 2002-2006? Your loan's being sold
The Government today formally restarted the process of selling off English student loans
31 October 2017
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17 January 2022Amazon has shelved plans to stop people using Visa credit cards to buy items on the shopping platform from 19 January.
Barclaycard makes mysterious payments to customers who were wrongly charged, with some receiving £300 - here's all you need to know17 January 2022Barclaycard is giving refunds to hundreds of credit card customers who have suffered issues relating to operations procedures, default fees and incorrect interest charges. Here's what you need to know.
Universal Credit and other benefit claimants in Northern Ireland to get £200 towards energy bills - here's what you need to know14 January 2022It comes as part of a new £55 million support package designed to help around 280,000 people with the cost of living.
14 January 2022Savings app Chip has simplified its membership plan structure, reducing it from three plans to two, and has also added its autosaving feature to its free 'Chip' plan. These changes – which came into effect on 14 January – apply to both new and existing customers.
29 December 2021
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
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