The main government website (http://www.direct.gov.uk) contains information on HE finance for English-based students and is the website where you will go to submit your application for financial support.
The Scholarship Hub (http://www.thescholarshiphub.org.uk) is an excellent website that has information on financial support for students. You can go to this website and search by specific courses or just by a university; for some of the scholarships you will need to make applications – others will be organised by the university as soon as they receive confirmation that you will be starting with them, and once they know your individual financial circumstances.
The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk) has some good general information on student finance.
The UCAS website (http://www.ucas.ac.uk) is also a good source of information on student finance.
Money Saving Expert
On this website (http://www.moneysavingexpert.com), Money Saving Expert, Martin Lewis, has some handy financial for prospective HE students, including a ‘6th formers guide’.
In addition, each individual university and college website will also contain relevant financial information, including about bursaries. Alternatively, give them a call – just make sure you don’t miss out on anything that you are entitled to.