While tertiary education certainly pays off in the long run, it can be difficult to part with your hard-earned dollars to pay (sometimes considerably high) tuition fees. As a student, you have more than your fair share of expenses and it doesn't just stop at tuition fees. There are a range of study-related expenses to think about as well, including course equipment (such as laptops and textbooks) and maybe some extras, such as going on a student exchange. Accommodation costs may also take a significant chunk of your income, then there are utilities, groceries, car expenses, public transport, the odd faculty ball, and the list goes on.
Luckily, help is available for eligible students in the form of loans, scholarships and government allowances.
In this section we explore: