A lot of us are concerned about rising living costs. It's natural to wonder whether coming to university is a good idea in these difficult times.
You can count on us to support you throughout your time here. We’ve devised a package of attractive perks, discounts, practical support and money saving advice to help you survive and thrive during your time with us.
Lowest cost of living in the UKWe're proud to be the most affordable university in the country according to The Times (2023)
Over £10m offered to studentsIn 2022 we contributed over £10 million in scholarships and bursaries to enable all our students to succeed at UCLan
Affordable accommodationAverage monthly rent at UCLan is the 3rd cheapest in the UK and the cheapest in the North West (Save the Student, 2023)
Average monthly student living costs
- Accommodation: £363
- Food shopping: £72
- Takeaways: £25
- Transport: £38
- Social life: £51
- Monthly streaming service: £7.99
- Personal care: £12 - £50
Student life is more affordable than you think
Coming to university is an investment in your future. Remember that you can take a student loan to cover your fees and you won’t need to pay anything back until you’ve graduated and you've got a job.
Please note international students are not eligible to apply for a student loan from the UK Government. You may wish to investigate financial support available from your home country.
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Financial support at university
Struggling with the cost of student life? We have expert financial advisers based at the Student Centre who help with:
- Practical advice on managing your living costs
- Paying your student fees
- Budgeting and more.
The Students’ Union run an independent advice centre where you can get support with any aspect of student life.