It includes information about the types of financial support available, support for students with families, and how to overcome some of the barriers you may face as a mature student.
Our Mature Students' Guide to Higher Education offers useful information for anyone over 21 considering their higher education options. It covers:
Our Students with Families Community Guide provides a lot of useful and practical information about living in York, including advice on healthcare and finance, finding childcare providers and choosing accommodation.
Funding your studies may be a big concern if you have a family to support. Download our Support for Students with Children information sheet for details on what financial support you may be eligible for.
Funding your studies is a big concern for all students, but especially if you are a mature student. You may be giving up a regular wage to commence full-time study and/or have adult or child dependants.
Download the ‘Financial Information for Mature Students’ HE information sheet for details on what financial support you may be eligible for as a mature student. For example, did you know that if you are over 24 and decide to study for an Access to HE Diploma (for information visit www.accesstohe.ac.uk) as a route into HE you can apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan to help fund the tuition fees? Student Finance England will ‘write off’ any outstanding 24+ Advanced Learning Loans you owe for an Access course once you complete a HE course. This means you don’t have to repay it if you go on to get a degree.