Your guide to loans, bursaries, grants, tuition fees and preparing your own budget. Find out exactly how much university will cost you and how you can fund your studies. Understand how tuition fees differ within England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Get a realistic picture of all your likely outgoings - accommodation, food, travel, study costs, insurance and socialising - and work out a budget you can keep to. Take advantage of the latest information on student loans, grants, bursaries, scholarships, employer sponsorship and other ways to boost your funds. • A unique list of bursaries and scholarships • Valuable survival tips and first-hand accounts from students • Practical advice on gap year, vacation and part-time term work
Is your son or daughter applying to university? Are you looking to discover the secrets of a successful university application? Your complete guide to how the UK university admissions system really works, The Insider's Guide to Applying to University gives the full picture about university applications - from selecting your degree course and university to accepting an offer or going through clearing. Containing essential tips for applicants, The Insider's Guide to Applying to University reveals the real reasons why universities reject a quarter of applications and offers practical tips on how to avoid being part of this statistic. Full of honest insights about key differences between what the official information says and what actually happens, The Insider's Guide to Applying to University discloses vital information you can't find in university prospectuses, from how the application process really works to securing a place on the university degree course of your choice. Including a summary at the end of each chapter with a checklist of the points to remember, there are useful hints and tips from students, admissions tutors and careers professionals, advice on the UCAS personal statement and attending interviews, and information about common misconceptions about courses. With an 8% increase in the number of full-time university applications for 2010 (the biggest rise in eight years) and the trend set to continue, it's vital to ensure the best university application possible - particularly when there university funding cuts threaten a significant reducation in university places available. UCAS has already predicted a challenging and competitive year for those wanting to go to university. It remains the case that the UCAS personal statement is a pivotal part of the UCAS application process, since even with the new A* qualifcation, A level results are no longer enough to guarantee a successful university application. Fortunately, The Insider's Guide to Applying to University gives current advice from experts to ensure you can present a winning application to a university admissions panel. Unravelling the mysteries of university applications and highlighting what admissions tutors are really looking for in prospective students, The Insider's Guide to Applying to University is your indispensable resource if you want to get ahead in applying to university. Can you afford not to?
Every year thousands of people compete for employment in the UK. Employability and the ability to demonstrate the skills, attributes and behaviours required in a full-time job have become integral to securing employment and developing a career. This book aims to offer a one-stop guide to becoming employable and to careers in the Criminal Justice Sector and beyond, exploring the key organizations and employers in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, explaining how they operate and detailing how they are changing. Written in an engaging and accessible style by four experts on employability and the Criminal Justice Sector, this book combines useful hints on becoming employable with helpful insights from those working in specific sectors. The book covers careers in: probation, the police, prisons, the courts, prosecution services and advocacy, youth justice. Packed with hints and tips, advice from current students, useful web links and lists of recommended reading, this book provides a clear guide to the career decision-making and transition processes and covers the essential elements required to making the first step towards securing a job in the above sectors. It will be essential reading for those who want to forge a successful career in any area of the Criminal Justice Sector.
Jan Arkless's bestselling recipe book has given confidence to a whole generation of new cooks. This new edition has been fully updated to include such new recipes as Hoisin Chicken Stir Fry, Tabbouleh and Winter Pork Casserole. Leaving home for university or to start a new job? Suddenly faced with cooking for yourself for the first time and don't want to exist on a diet of takeaways or squander your money on expensive ready-made meals? Don't worry! All the recipes you need are here, starting right at the beginning with how to boil an egg - and then how to poach, scramble and fry it as well! The essential guide for those new to cooking. Includes useful table of quantities when cooking for one. Simple instructions on how to prepare vegetables. Easy, tasty and economical meals. Most of the recipes serve one - but some feed two or more for when you're entertaining friends. How to Boil an Egg explains all the things that other cookery books assume you know.
Most futures depend on it... This comprehensive, fully updated edition shows readers how to get scholarships, find the best financial aid packages for academic or sports skills, improve one's chances of receiving financial aid, take advantage of the new tax laws to build a college savings plan, and much more. Also includes a newly updated yellow-pages directory with names, addresses, and information on where to inquire and how to apply for financial aid. ? A must-have purchase for anyone considering budgeting for or financing a college education
Are you thinking of going to university? Whether you are still in high school or thinking about returning to school, the decision to go to university is a crucial one. Once you've decided to go, making the right choice of school and acquiring the skills needed for success demand solid research.This book helps you make those decisions by detailing each step along the way. Detailed, up-to-date profiles of the universities are provided, as well as exercises to help you pinpoint your goals and interests. This revised edition includes the latest information available on each university.
Borrowing from Peter to pay Paul? The American economy is dragging, with unemployment rates rising and consumer debt hitting $2.5 trillion. Many people are in deep and need help. Here, a Certified Financial Planner explains the mathematics of debt; strategies to deal with credit card, mortgage, student, and other loans; why debt consolidation and taking loans from a 401(k) can lead to problems; truths about bankruptcy; and how to use debt while eliminating it. - Includes essential resources and websites, sample letters and forms, loan forgiveness programs, bankruptcy resources - Author a Certified Financial Planner - Covers every kind of debt, mortgages to credit cards to student loans - National credit card debt is growing exponentially
A higher education without falling deep in debt. With the lack of financial aid, grants, and scholarships available today due to the economic climate, parents and students need serious help in finding ways to pay for college. Savings plans and resources have disappeared. Loans seem impossible to pay off. That's where The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Paying for College steps in. It helps develop an action plan for people to budget and pay for college right now, and if necessary, strategize repayment after graduation. It also explains how to: ?Find ways to lower the cost of tuition and room and board ?Find honest-to-goodness free money ?Discover more affordable options like college credit for military service, peer-to-peer lending, or attending nontraditional colleges and universities
This guide provides you with strategies for getting legal advice, keeping current on your mortgage payments, negotiating temporary delays in payments, restructuring loans, refinancing, filing for bankruptcy, and creating and sticking to a budget. You will learn about debt counselling and income maintenance, tax abatement, and public assistance programs. This book also provides details on the March 2010 modifications to the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and to the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) programs offered by the federal government to assist homeowners who have been affected by the economic crisis through no fault of their own. In addition, this book will show you how to decide if your property is worth saving, how to figure out how much time you have to act, how to use the courts to stop foreclosure, how to decide whether bankruptcy is your best option, and how to use your military status to prevent foreclosure. You will also learn about foreclosure rescue scams, non-judicial foreclosure, judicial foreclosure, and notice of default. Also included is an explanation of the alternatives to foreclosure, such as special forbearance, mortgage modification, partial claim, pre-foreclosure, and deed-in-lieu of foreclosure. With foreclosures on the rise, it makes sense to know how to protect your home. The guide also provides you with tips, tricks, strategies, and secrets to prevent your home s foreclosure now before it is too late.
Each two-volume book contains four major sections: . - Introduction and Overview: Provides forewords by notables in the field and an outline of the book. - Essays: Features eight to 10 essays on topics such as workplace issues, financial aid, diversity, and more. - Directory: Contains descriptions and contact information for hundreds of organizations, schools, and associations, arranged by topic. - Further Resources/Indexes: Includes glossaries, appendixes, further reading, and indexes
This is a one-stop resource for people who want to finance their education or career. Classic, indispensable advice for college students and their parents and also for actors, musicians and other artists! The whole process of applying for loans, scholarships, grants, fellowships, tuition waivers and other forms of financial aid is clearly laid out. The book gives tips on finding sources of funds, filling out applications, writing entrance essays, receiving award disbursements, repaying loans and everything in between. Especially on how to stand out from the crowd.
Describes undergraduate and graduate programs in art, dance, music, and theater, providing information on tuition expenses, financial aid, scolarships, enrollment, and portfolio presentation.