MONEY

Different students manage their studies in different ways. We all have different challenges to manage. This page is designed to point you in the right direction for information and support with money while you study.


The Student Association are not financial advisors; so whilst we can't directly support you if you have questions we hope that the information below will help you get the answers you are looking for.

Student Finance

You may be able to borrow money to help pay for university or college tuition fees and to help with living costs. You might get extra money on top of this, for example if you’re on a low income, are disabled or have children.

STUDENT FINANCE ENGLAND

https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

 

Disclaimer: We've had reports that OCA studies are only covered by Student Finance England, so you may not be eligible if you live in other UK terrtories

STUDENT FINANCE SCOTLAND

https://www.mygov.scot/tuition-fees (Student funding applications.)

https://www.saas.gov.uk/ (Student Awards Agency Scotland).

 

STUDENT FINANCE WALES

https://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/

 

STUDENT FINANCE NORTHERN ISLAND

https://www.studentfinanceni.co.uk/

DISABLED STUDENT ALLOWANCES

See the Accessibility page for more resources

 

International Students

https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/ (UK Council for International Student Affairs.)

 

Bursaries

https://www.studenthealthassociation.co.uk/bursaries/ (Disabled students)

 

University Discounts And
Money-saving Advice

(TOTUM is the replacement for the NUS card, giving you discounts in multiple retail and online shops. You can also opt for it to display your international status as a student, making it useful in multiple countries)

https://www.totum.com

https://www.artfund.org/national-art-pass

https://www.myunidays.com

https://www.studentbeans.com/

https://www.ucas.com/finance/managing-money/how-to-save-money-at-uni

 

Money Advice Services

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk

https://debtadviceline.org/

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/

http://moneysavingexpert.com/

https://www.nationaldebtline.org/

 

OCA Links

STUDENT FINANCE, COURSE COSTS AND THE LEARNER SUPPORT FUND

https://www.oca.ac.uk/studying-with-us/applying-to-oca/fees-funding-and-other-costs/

STUDENT DISCOUNTS

https://www.oca.ac.uk/studying-with-us/support-and-resources/discounts-for-oca-students/

OCA ENTERPRISE FUND

https://www.oca.ac.uk/studying-with-us/oca-enterprise/