Haslingden High School and Sixth Form Achievement for
Haslingden High School and Sixth Form Achievement for All SIXTH FORM NEXT STEPS EVENING Haslingden High School and Sixth Form TONIGH T 1. 2. 3. 4.
Options University? Support for students and parents Student finance Haslingden High School and Sixth Form OPTIONS UNIVERSITY WORK WITH STUDY WORK WITHOUT
STUDY GAP YEAR Haslingden High School and Sixth Form UNIVERSITY TO GO OR NOT TO GO? FOR AGAINST Improved future prospects The cost/ avoid debt
To follow an interest or passion Want to start a career/ Had enough of studying Broaden horizons Not the right sort of person Social life! Not an academic high flier Haslingden High School and Sixth Form UNIVERSITY DECISIONS 1. What to study? 2. Where to study?
3. How to apply successfully? Haslingden High School and Sixth Form SUPPORT Haslingden High School and Sixth Form SUPPORT How do students apply? Online Parents are not required to fill in any part of the form Tutors help students with every stage of the process Haslingden High School and Sixth Form
SUPPORT What is the process? Students begin to fill in their forms in tutorial periods Form tutors there to help Our internal deadline is 23rd October This deadline CANNOT be missed for courses at Oxbridge or courses in Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry or Law The sooner the better! Haslingden High School and Sixth Form
SUPPORT The application form Personal information Education Employment 5 university course choices Personal Statement Reference information provided by subject teachers, written by the Form Tutor
Haslingden High School and Sixth Form SUPPORT What is the process? Once forms are submitted, universities will begin to reply through Track Universities have until the end of March to make offers Once students have received all offers, they can reply with their choices One firm choice, one insurance choice Students have until the beginning of May to make their final choices Haslingden High School and Sixth Form SUPPORT
What comes next? A lot of hard work to get the results that are needed! Haslingden High School and Sixth Form SUPPORT What if I get no offers? Dont panic! UCAS Extra Clearing Haslingden High School and Sixth Form SUPPORT
What if I do better than expected? An unlikely scenario! Can change university/course through Adjustment Extremely limited time period Haslingden High School and Sixth Form SUPPORT How can parents/carers help? Discuss options and potential courses/universities and encourage visits to Open Days Visit ucas.com- Parents section Encourage participation in extra-curricular activities Ensure full attendance to tutorial period so that mini deadlines are met
Haslingden High School and Sixth Form FINANCE Overview What financial support is available? Scholarships & bursaries Repaying student loans When & how to apply? Costs of university - full-time courses Tuition Fees: Full-time Undergraduate degree courses maximum 9,250
Foundation Year: 9,250 Placement Year: 1,850 Students do not have to pay upfront for tuition fees Living Costs: Accommodation, food, social, travel etc. On average 7,500 - 8,500 (living away from home) 3,000- 3,500 (living at home) What financial help is available? * Dependent on Household Residual Income (HRI) How will students be assessed? Household Residual Income is. The joint, gross, taxable income of parent(s), guardian(s), step-parent with whom you live Based on previous financial year
(N.B. if change in financial circumstances, can be assessed on current year) Students income (earned) is not taken into account Minus allowances for: Any private pension fund payments Any business / professional costs on which parents can claim tax relief Any other child fully dependent on parents Tuition Fee Loan for all students No one has to pay fees up front Up to 9,250 to cover the cost of Tuition Fees Paid straight to the University by the Student Loan Company Repayments start April after graduation and earnings over 25,725 Entitlement not based on household income
Maintenance Loan for all students Studying location Maximum amounts Living at parental home Up to 7,529 Living elsewhere (not London) Up to 8,944 Living elsewhere (London) Up to 11,672
Receive 3 instalments: Sept, Jan & April Repayments start April after graduation and earnings over 25,725 Entitlement is based on household income Students living at parental home Maximum loan 7,529 Household income per year Maximum Maintenance Loan per year Maximum Tuition Fee Loan per year Maximum Borrowed
62,215+ 4,168 9,250 13,418 (excluding interest) per year Scholarships & Bursaries for some students Many universities and colleges offer financial support to their students through bursaries and scholarships Bursaries: Linked to personal circumstances and often household income
Awards can include fee waivers or cash Scholarships: Can be linked to academic results or outstanding ability in an area such as sport, music or art Can be subject specific and are limited in numbers Scholarships & Bursaries for some students MMU Student Support Package A support package is available to full-time undergraduate students where household incomes are 25,000 pa or less Split across three years: 750 in each year Includes Foundation Year & integrated Masters degrees Details of how the Student Support Package is paid are available on our website www.mmu.ac.uk/moneymatters Scholarships & Bursaries for some students Care Leavers Bursary - cash bursary of 1,000
Sports Scholarships - A financial contribution available depending on the athlete First Generation - 1000 bursary & other support. The scheme is aimed at students from families whose parent(s) or guardian(s) did not go to university, who live and study at a college in the Greater Manchester area and are currently in Year 12 studying a Level 3 qualification (A Levels/BTEC etc.) Alumni Scholarships - non-repayable scholarships worth 1,000 each to benefit talented students in their first year of study Manchester School of Art Credit* - A 200 non-repayable bursary for students studying a practice-based course (*to be confirmed for 2019 entry) Additional funding for some students Disabled Students Allowance Non-repayable, non-income assessed Can help with the cost of additional study related support www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas/overview
University Support Fund Provides help for students through a range of schemes including Day to Day Support and Accommodation Fee Support. The fund is discretionary so whether or not you get an award depends on your individual circumstances www.mmu.ac.uk/studentfinance Learning Support Fund (NHS students) offers support for: Practice placement travel and/or temporary accommodation costs students experiencing financial hardship www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/LSF. Additional funding options: Parental Support Gap Year work
Additiona l sources Part-time work Company Sponsorship Paying back loans Begin the April after finishing course as long as your earnings exceed 25,725 If earnings fall below 25,725 or you cease working, repayment stops Any debt left after 30 years is written off Interest is applied to loans - Variable rate applied depending on earnings i
Early repayments can be made at any time (with no penalty) if a student wants to reduce their loan balance early. Repaying student loans Annual income before tax (Gross) Monthly Repayment (Approx) 25,000 0 27,000 10
29,500 28 31,000 40 33,000 55 35,000 70 40,000
107 Applying for Student Finance Via Student Finance England www.gov.uk/student-finance Apply online from February 2020 onwards for student finance. Students do not need a confirmed place to apply simply put down their first choice & amend online if needed Deadline by which to apply likely to be end of May 2020 Students and sponsors (e.g. parents) can register & apply in one session Can access an online calculator to work out estimated entitlement Find out more: MMU Website: for information on MMUs fees, Student Support Package & also videos on student finance: www.mmu.ac.uk/moneymatters Student Finance England: to make an application www.gov.uk/student-finance
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