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Tuition Grants - How Students Pay For A University Course

Are you considering going to university, or trying to find out what type of financial help your family member will be able to claim for when they decide to work towards a degree? As well as traditional student loans that need to be repaid, there are also a variety of grants available to help university become as affordable as possible.

Unlike student loans, grants do not need to be repaid which is why it is one of the most popular forms of financial help for students. Grants are normally available to students on a low income, or those who have to try and support other family members ('dependents' like children under 18). Tuition fees have risen and are quite expensive, but the availability of a grant to cover these expenses makes a university qualification still attainable.

Typically, tuition grants in the U.K. are either paid to the student or directly to the University the course is at. Some authorities will pay tuition directly to the University so that a student never actually sees the tuition grant money they have qualified for.

An application for grants to cover tuition fees and living costs while studying is fairly straightforward. Applicants will have to supply proof of personal details such as their address, details about their parents income unless they have been living away from home for three years or more, date of birth and employment details (either online or on a paper application). The next step is to send off the information, sit back and wait for confirmation and grant money to come through once qualified.

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