If you are unsure exactly what student funding you are entitled to, please contact LJMU's Student Advice Team.
You will face two main expenses while at University - tuition fees and your living expenses. You can receive help for both in the form of grants, bursaries and loans. Rather than worrying if you will be able to make ends meet as a student, talk to us about any concerns you may have.
The University has a dedicated team of staff that can offer you confidential advice on how to manage your finances and ensure you maximise your income while you are a student. To find out more, email email@example.com or ask for advice at the Student Zone in your nearest Learning Resource Centre. Alternatively, call 0151 904 6056/6057 or go to www.ljmu.ac.uk/feesandfunding.
Students on NHS-funded courses are funded differently to other students. The information is on www.ljmu.ac.uk/feesandfunding and funding or contact Student Advice.
Unlike undergraduate students, most postgraduates do not qualify for any statutory funding in terms of student loans or grants. This means that you will probably have to fund your studies yourself, get your fees paid by your employer or study part-time and ‘earn while you learn'.
Funding may be available towards childcare costs and for students experiencing unexpected financial difficulties. Please contact Student Advice on 0151 904 6056/6057 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for advice on what financial support is available for postgraduates. We also have a postgraduate bursary. Details can be found at: www.ljmu.ac.uk/feesandfunding/117585.htm
Remember, your annual tuition fees are payable in full on registration or you can choose to pay 50%, with the balance paid in full four months later. The University accepts debit and credit card payments using Maestro, Visa or MasterCard. You can pay online at www.ljmu.ac.uk/epayments. You can also pay your fees in person using a cheque, banker’s draft, debit card or credit card, when you come to enrol at the University. Banker’s drafts and cheques should be made payable to ‘Liverpool John Moores University’. If you have any queries about your tuition fees or need any advice about paying your tuition fees, living costs or working out a budget, please contact the Student Advice Team: email@example.com
Please note, the University will not accept: cash payments or standing letters of credit from overseas banks or third parties as payment for tuition or accommodation fees.
Living on a budget doesn't mean life has to be boring
By taking the time to sit down and work out what you have to pay for every week – that includes rent, food, utility bills, travel and your mobile phone – you’ll know exactly how much money you have left for the fun things in life. Get in touch with the Student Advice team for top tips on how to make your money go further and to double-check that you have applied for all the funding and support you are entitled to.
There are lots of ways you can save money:
- Be green and buy second hand books.
- Go retro and choose charity shops instead of designer threads.
- Eat in with friends instead of dining out on your credit cards.
- Make sure you use your LJMU student ID to get cut price tickets to cinemas, exhibits, restaurants and much more.
- You can also get a raft of extra benefits and discounts by using a NUS Extra Card. Benefits include discounts on travel, electrical goods, fashion, music and other student essentials.
Working while you are studying can help you earn enough money to enjoy everything that student life has to offer, gain vital skills and experience to impress your future employers and keep your overdraft within manageable levels.
But it’s really important that you get the balance right between earning, studying and your social life. If you need advice on how to juggle working with studying for your LJMU degree go to your local Student Zone or contact the Student Advice and Wellbeing team.
If you are looking for part-time work while you are a student, make sure you visit the University’s vacancy website (http://gdc.ljmu.ac.uk/jobs/) to see what’s on offer from local employers.