Going to University is a huge step and there is so much to think about. One of those things is how you are going to pay for your living expenses while you’re there.
You will be invited to attend a Student Finance talk – don’t miss it! It will be packed with everything you need to know about how to apply, how much you get and how to spend it!
In the meantime, the Student Finance Wales website is great, and has information for both students and parents. It covers tuition fee loans, living cost help, bursaries, and lots more.
Alternatively, head to the Student Finance Wales YouTube page for loads of helpful videos.
Here is a quick rundown of what you might be entitled to:
Some of our Muslim students may have questions around ‘Riba’ (interest) and Student Finance support. We suggest doing your research and speaking to others in your community who have studied at university to see if they have any advice or guidance for you, before making your own informed decision.
Remember, grants and bursaries are non-repayable and, therefore, they are not subject to interest. You can also seek out sponsored-degrees, where your fees are paid by a company. For example, Network75.
More information can be found on university websites, such as Swansea University: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/money-campuslife/students-with-additional-considerations/sharia-law/