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Student Finance

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 04 September 2013

Worried about paying for higher education? Put your student money queries to Paul Lewis and guests. Call 03700 100 444 from 1pm to 3.30pm on Wednesday or e-mail moneybox@bbc.co.uk

Record numbers of students were accepted into their first choice UK university place on A level results day this year. Chief Executive of admission body UCAS Mary Curnock Cook, said: "The gateway to higher education swings open for many people today based on these results - congratulations to all of them".

Whether you've just been accepted onto a course, you're a returning student or considering an application for next year, you may be wondering about finances.

What will you pay for tuition fees and living expenses?

Will you be able to meet those costs with loans, grants or bursaries?

How will interest build up on loans and when will you repay them?

Whatever your query waiting to help will be:

Miriam Craven, Head of Customer Engagement, Student Awards Agency for Scotland.

Rob Ellis, Swansea University Money Adviser and Co-ordinator for Welsh National Association of Student Money Advisers.

David Malcolm, Head of Social Policy, National Union of Students.

Call 03700 100 444 between 1pm and 3.30pm on Wednesday or email moneybox@bbc.co.uk. Phone lines are open between 1pm and 3.30pm. Standard geographic charges apply. Calls from mobiles may be higher.



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