University - I'm a Parent/ Carers what do I need to know?
If your child is applying to university soon - or they're still undecided - the Which guide should be on your reading list to support them with this major decision.
Which has teamed up with UCAS to produce the parent guide to university - a free guide containing everything you - as a mum, dad, carer or family member - need to help them make the best choices. All without coming off as a pushy parent...
What does it include?
The guide, available in Welsh and English, covers the application stages and decisions your child will face, including:
- Key dates for your diary
- Paying for university
- Helping your child stand out in their application
- Choosing a course
- How the UCAS system works
- Bills, budgeting and preparing for uni
Plus lots more - take a look at the full guide: https://university.which.co.uk/advice/advice-for-parents/the-parent-guide-to-university
Student finance: what parents need to know
Student finance can be complicated. But your child can get money towards tuition fees – now capped at £9,250 a year for UK and EU students – and for living costs.
Beware of paying your child’s tuition fees upfront instead of them using a student loan. It doesn't really make financial sense. Student loans expire after 30 years, and 60% of students will never pay all of this back.
To find everything out you need to know about your child’s student finance including loans, repayments, scholarships and more visit: https://university.which.co.uk/advice/advice-for-parents/parents-what-you-need-to-know-about-student-finance