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Student Survival Guide: Summing up your finances

While it’s kind to be generous, it’s foolish to spend cash you don’t have

8 essential money tips for students

Being financially savvy as a student is crucial if you're to avoid a horrible debt hangover when your course comes to an end. Here are eight things every young person should know about money before heading off into higher education.

Student finance: A ticket to learn: How to find a bursary

Funding is in place to make your dreams of studying at university a reality, says James Morrison

Student finance: Is the price right?

Accommodation is a big part of any student's budget – and some university towns are cheaper than others. Kevin Rawlinson reports

Student finance: 'Just smile and enjoy it'

Advice from fellow students can help to relieve the anxiety of your first week at university, says Charlotte Bailey

Student finance: Cut to the chase: Get value from your overdraft

Find real value in your overdraft, says Amy McLellan

Student finance: Cybermarket sweep: Some online student gems

Lucy Tobin picks some online gems every student should add to their favourites list

Student finance: Budgeting clinic

Gwenda Thomas disciplines this year's unruly student spenders

Student finance: Why the money matters

The expense of studying need not scupperyour finances. Lucy Tobin offers some advice on staying afloat

Your finances in the balance

Keep an eye on your income and spending and you’ll find it much easier to manage your money

Listings: things you ought to know about

Finding your way, hearing them play and feeling OK

Calls for a 'fairer' student bursary system

A national bursary scheme should be established to ensure that all disadvantaged university students receive the financial help they need, an independent think tank said today.

Student finance: find an account you can bank on

It may seem the least of your worries when starting a new life at university, but picking the right bank account could prove critical a few years down the line.

Student finance: a balanced equation

Most students get into debt, but a few simple budgeting sums can ensure things don’t get out of hand, says Amy McLellan
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