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How can I save money while I’m studying?

How can I save money while I’m studying?

Friday 5 February 2016

Most students have very low incomes and the prospect of hefty debts to pay off in future, so it’s not surprising that money is a major source of anxiety. Surviving on a student budget can be a real struggle but, with a bit of planning, you can make your money go further. Here are some tips to help you save money as a student.

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Do I need to pay council tax?

Do I need to pay council tax?

Friday 5 February 2016

Council tax is a tax applied to residential properties in England, Wales and Scotland (but not Northern Ireland). It’s collected by local authorities to help fund their services. Some categories of property are exempt from paying the tax. In almost all cases, full-time students (as defined by the council tax regulations) don’t have to pay. Here are some details about council tax – make sure you’re not liable or paying it unnecessarily.

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Alternative sources of student funding overview

Alternative sources of student funding overview

Friday 5 February 2016

If you’re a student taking a course of further or higher education in the UK, you may be able to get funding from the government that’s specifically for students (eg grants and loans from Student Finance England, Student Finance Wales, Student Finance NI or the Student Awards Agency for Scotland). However, whether you get this funding or not, you may also be able to get support from other sources. Here’s an overview of the alternative funding that’s available, with links to more information.

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