As you have probably found, getting to grips with funding university life can be a tricky and not to mention an expensive task. According to the National Union of Students, many of today's students will have to find nearly £10,500 per academic year, and that is top of hefty top-up fees, which were introduced in 2006. As a result, NUS estimates that this year's students face graduating with a total debt of over £20,000.
Another survey by NatWest found that top-up fees has driven up the cost of a degree to £34,740, so many of today's students could be paying off their debts for 11 years or more!
Top-up fees and student loans
Top tips for academic year 2007/8
The good news is that banks can help ease the transition into university life, providing a whole range of student bank accounts for this year.
Choosing the right student bank account really can save a small fortune over the duration of your course. Get it right financially and you'll be top of the class come graduation day.
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