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Studying through the cost-of-living crisis

Managing your money can help you make the most of life at NTU, especially as the cost of living continues to rise. Here's how we can support you, and how you can make your funding go further.

Additional funding

Full-time home undergraduate students can apply for a government Maintenance Loan. You could receive up to £9,706, depending on your circumstances. That's alongside the Tuition Fee Loan. If you won't be receiving a maintenance loan, there are other ways of covering your living costs.

Bursaries and scholarships

A university bursary can help students who may not have otherwise been able to afford to attend university. Find out what extra help you may be able to get to help you pay for uni.

Hardship funds

You may be eligible for extra funding to help plug gaps in your finances if:

  • you've planned your budget and your funding isn't enough to cover your essential costs, or
  • something unexpected happens and leaves you struggling financially.

Financial support while at university

Support is always available if have financial difficulties while you're at NTU. You don't even to be in hardship to access our services. Email and arrange to speak to one of our friendly advisors if you'd like help with:

  • managing your money, or
  • setting up a budget.

Join our Money Ready for NTU workshops

Joining NTU this September? Get Money Ready for NTU. Book your place on an hour-long online session to find out everything you need to know about money and student life from our Student Financial Support team, including student finance, budgeting and the financial support available to you at NTU.

Budgeting for your expenses

Your tuition fees are a big part of the expense of going to university, but you also need to plan for:

  • rent
  • food
  • travel
  • everything else that student life at NTU has to offer.

If you choose to live in NTU accommodation, you can count on free Wi-Fi and your utility bills being included in your rent.

Make the most of our student benefits

As well as a host of student benefits, we've taken other steps to help make life at NTU a little less costly.

You can access many of the textbooks and resources you need to study with our free online resource. You may never have to pay for a textbook again.

We've also frozen many prices across our campuses. We're always looking at ways we can help reduce the cost of living for our students.

Running low on the basics? Free food parcels are available

For those who really need our support, we have free food parcels available. They include a few basics that should help keep you going — cereals, oats, lentils, rice, pasta, tea and coffee.

You can collect them at any time from NTU Security on our City, Clifton and Brackenhurst campuses.

Working while you study

Many students choose to work part-time while studying. Employment not only boosts your income, but can provide valuable experience to put on your CV. It's a great way to meet new people too.

Cost of living in Nottingham

We're based in the Midlands. It's one of the cheapest regions to live as a student in the UK (National Student Money Survey 2022).