Students, Parents & Carers

We are Higher Horizons. We are funded by the government to help young people make informed choices about university and college.

We support young people with their college and university choices. We are a trusted, impartial source of free advice for schools and colleges. We deliver workshops in school or arrange visits to universities for school groups.

We’ve got the facts to help you every step along your educational journey. Whether you’re thinking about what GCSE subjects to study, stuck between A Levels or BTECs, or don’t know how you’re supposed to choose a university, our videos give you key facts to help you choose your next steps.

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You can find more resources, including our Study Smart study skills information here.

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If you’re unsure what your next steps are or need some help or information about college or university courses, you can chat to us online.

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The Facts

There’s a lot of misinformation about university out there, but we deal in facts. These links will help your to find out exactly what student finance is available to you, and how you might pay it back – as well as giving you some information on how to apply, choose a university and which courses are available.

Student Loan Entitlement

Find out how much money you can access each year.

Student Loan Repayment

Find out how much you may have to pay back after you’ve graduated.

All About University

Download our guide to uni – it has everything you need to know.

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