Geared up for super savers

Travel will take up a big part of your budget so it pays to keep an eye out for bargains, says Anne Giacomantonio

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Ana Arendar has arrived at the best way to get from A to B let her take you on a journey...

Student finance: money matters

The best ways for students to fund their way through higher education

University students hit by inflation

University students are facing the most expensive academic year to date, with an inflation rate 50 per cent higher than average, research suggests.

On the road: buying a car at uni

Getting a car sounds great, but what does it actually involve and is it worth the money?

Budgeting clinic

Our finance expert Gwenda Thomas solves some student dilemmas

Food: in search of the right price

Veteran cost-cutting graduate Lucy Tobin seeks out the ultimate bargains to help you reduce your food bills

Why it pays to plan ahead

It’s important to be organised in all parts of your student life – and money is just the start

Freshers' week: avoid the big blowout

Even the best budgets can fall apart in the first days of university, Andy Sharman finds out how to stop the rot

The long-term view of borrowing

Financing your student career needn’t be scary. With so many tempting interest rates for students, it pays to shop around, says Amy McLellan

Bursaries and scholarships: are you getting enough?

Huge bursary budgets are left unclaimed every year by disadvantaged students, do your homework to make sure you don’t miss out

Keep cool over cash concerns

Loans and bursaries will provide you with much-needed finance, but it’s how you organise your spending that makes all the difference, says Chris Green

How to survive freshers' week

10 tips on how to make friends and your money last during your first week at uni

Earn while you learn

Being skint at university is all part of the student image. It’s bohemian, it’s smelly, it’s grimy and it’s cool. It’s not hard to come across groups of students competing on who’s got the lowest bank balance.

How to cut the cost of going to university

Bargains await students in the North-east and Wales
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