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  1. Helping To Make Your Money Go Further

  2. The Student Funding Team Here to Help Students

  3. You don’t need cash upfront to go to university

  4. What about living costs?

  5. Living Cost Support including Warwick Bursary

  6. Only repay when you earn over £21,000

  7. 9% on everything over £21,000

  8. 30 years = no more repayments

  9. Repaid through tax system

  10. Interest

  11. What do you need to budget for at university?

  12. Living Costs • Accommodation (rent on campus/off campus) • Food /toiletries • Clothes • Laundry • Going out /socialising/sports • Utility costs – heating/lighting/water • Transport costs • Telephone/ internet/TV licence • Other (haircuts, prescriptions)

  13. Budget Planner = =

  14. Track ExpensesLiving costs can vary depending on lifestyle choices£158 to £260 a week for 39 week academic year

  15. Costs at Warwick • Campus rent: £78-£150 a week • Off campus rent: £70-£100 a week (but may not include bills) • Food: £40-£50 a week • Clothes: £10-£15 a week • Laundry: £5 a week • Books £5-£10 a week • Leisure/ Sport /Entertainment: £20-£25 a week • Other: £5 a week

  16. Can you guess the price difference in the two baskets? OWN BRAND BRANDED

  17. Find us on Facebook! warwickfinancefunding

  18. Apply early for government funds Shop around for student bank accounts Use your NUS card for discounts Consider part-time work

  19. Shop with a list/bulk buy/grab a reduced bargain/use loyalty cards Pack a snack – campus catering can be costly Book ahead/invest in a railcard HC1 – for help with prescriptions, eyes test, dental treatments Watch TV? Budget for a licence!

  20. Discuss booklists with tutors, book share, buy 2nd hand Avoid fines – diarise return dates Think before you print ‘Pay as you go’ READ THE SMALL PRINT ON ALL CONTRACTS

  21. Come and talk to us!

  22. warwick.ac.uk/go/ugfunding direct.gov.uk/studentfinance direct.gov.uk/studentfinancecalculator