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Student fees and finance The types of financial support available to you will vary according to where you live, what you are intending to study, your family circumstances and whether you have previously received funding as a student. In addition to the financial support highlighted on these pages, many students will also supplement their income via part-time employment during their studies. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this section, due to printing deadlines, it is important that you confirm the up-to-date financial support arrangements with your relevant funding body (see below). All figures relating to funding are for students entering university in September 2018. There may be changes to student funding arrangements and tuition fees for 2019 and so it is important that you check our website and that of your funding body for additional information. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Funding Adviser. Funding bodies All students apply to the funding body where they are resident. The funding bodies are listed opposite. Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) w: www.saas.gov.uk Student Finance England w: www.gov.uk/student-finance There is no difference between the funding available to a student living at home and those living away from home. You must apply to SAAS each year for living cost support. Student Finance Northern Ireland w: www.studentfinanceni.co.ukStudent There are separate systems of financial support for mature and independent students. Please see the SAAS website. Student Finance Wales w: www.studentfinancewales.co.uk Students studying Nursing Students from Scotland Tuition fees Students ordinarily resident in Scotland have their tuition fees paid for them. You must apply each year to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have your fees paid. Your entitlement to tuition fee and bursary support may be affected if you have already undertaken degree level studies and you should consult with SAAS for further guidance. Living costs For all courses (other than Nursing degrees) you will be entitled to living cost support from SAAS in the form of a loan and, depending on household income, also a bursary. For young students (typically those under the age of 25 and not self-supporting) the non-repayable Young Students’ Bursary is worth up to £1,875 per year depending on household income. Students with a household income of less than £19,000 per annum will receive the full bursary and a student loan of £5,750 per year giving a total income of £7,625. Those with a household income of £34,000 per annum or more will not receive a bursary but can apply for a loan of £4,750 per year. 168 Any student from Scotland studying on our Nursing degree can apply to SAAS for a non-repayable bursary of £6,578 per annum (a lower rate applies in the shorter final year of the course). This bursary is non-means-tested, meaning that all students who apply for the bursary will receive the same amount regardless of household income. The University will apply to have your tuition fees paid by the Scottish Health Department once you have started your course. See the SAAS website for any changes to funding for 2019/20. Your entitlement to tuition fee and bursary support may be affected if you have already undertaken degree level studies and you should consult with SAAS for further guidance. Nursing students are not entitled to apply for a Student Loan. Care experienced students If you are under 26 at the start of your course and have been in the care of a local authority, your total funding (up to £7,623) will be paid as a bursary. You cannot apply for a student loan for living costs, in addition to the bursary.