Think university will be too expensive? Baffled by fees? Confused about what you will paying, when you will be paying it, and how much this will affect you both now, and in the future?
If you’re heading to university this year, or if you’re trying to decide it’s the right choice for you and want to know a little more about the costs, then check out these resources produced by the Independent Taskforce on Student Finance Information to find out more:
- The You can afford to go to uni guide which explains the true cost of higher education in England in 2013.
- Repayment Calculators - produced in conjunction with MoneySavingExpert.com, these calculators allow to get an idea of what you’ll pay back and for how long. Check out the full-time study calculator and part-time study calculator to see what fees could mean for you.
- For a quick overview, see 18 facts about the cost of higher education.
- Watch Martin Lewis explain about student finance in this short video, answering questions at a UCL event:
The Independent Taskforce on Student Finance Information aims to tackle the myths and misunderstandings around student finance. Launched in June 2011 and headed by Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert.com, the Taskforce is made up of groups including Universities UK, the NUS and UCAS. It is independent of, but backed by, government and sets its own agenda.
For further information, visit the Independent Taskforce on Student Finance Information.