Entering Higher Education as a mature student can mean your income is reduced and you are more financially stretched. Monitoring your outgoings and budgeting is important for ensuring your financial welfare.

Make sure you have claimed everything you are entitled to through Student Finance if applicable, and have a look at the Financial Wellbeing pages for help with managing your money and where to go for further support and advice. 

“Do your homework! There are loans, grants, bursaries and scholarships out there for the taking. If you’re from a low-income household you have access to more possibilities, if you are the sole financial provider for your children there is again more financial support out there for you; there are also part-time jobs available on campus. Don't forget to get your Council Tax adjusted for your student status.”

                                                                                            - Clive Hill, Mature Student