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Finance Information For New Students

Find out key finance information and how to set a budget.

Your budget

The most important thing you can do as a student is to budget! It's a proven fact that students who budget are less stressed, have better mental health and better grades.

Resources from the Student Money Adviser

Explore the useful resources and information the Student Money Adviser has put together, to help you with your finances whilst at Durham.
Five easy steps to budget success for students living in College
  1. Find out how much your first College accommodation payment will be
  2. Put this amount of money away in a separate savings account
  3. Subtract any big costs you know you'll have during your first term (books, travel home for Christmas etc.)
  4. Divide the remainder by 15
  5. This is how much you have to spend each week until your next Maintenance Loan payment.

UK Students

Your maintenance loan

We are not allowed to confirm your registration to Student Finance England (or equivalent) until you have completed the University registration process. You will be provided information on how to complete this process when you arrive.

It takes two - four working days from confirmation of registration to your payment.

Your tuition fee loan

Your Tuition Fee Loan will be paid by Student Finance England (or equivalent) to the University in three termly instalments. The first instalment should be paid in the first two weeks of the academic year.