If you're applying for university - or know someone who is - we don't need to tell you how stressful the application process is.
From setting up a UCAS account to writing a personal statement and choosing where you want to study, the different stages can be confusing.
Comparison website GoCompare.com has created a university calculator which tells you how much you will spend each year depending on which university you choose.
It adds up the cost of tuition fees, accommodation, books and food to give you a total amount.
Whether you're halfway through your application - or still considering if higher education is for you - here's what you need to know - including when the UCAS deadline is, the most expensive cities to study and a typical yearly sum.
When is the UCAS deadline?
Sunday, January 15 at 6pm
Applications for the majority of undergraduate courses should be sent off to UCAS by 6pm.
Your reference needs to be completed before the application can be sent. This has to be written by someone who knows you, like a school or college teacher - for example your head of sixth form or one of your teachers. You're not allowed to ask family or friends for one.
If you are applying to Oxford or Cambridge of for a medicine, dentist or veterinary course the deadline for applications was Saturday, October 2016.
Friday, 24 March at 6pm
Some art and design courses have a spring deadline - again applications should arrive at UCAS by 6pm - again, the reference needs to be completed beforehand.
How much will university cost me?
The thought of studying for three years can be daunting, especially if you plan on living away from home.
It's easy to figure out how much your course will cost per year (most university websites will tell you this in the course information).
But when you start thinking about the additional costs like accommodation, travel, books and living expenses (including groceries, laundry and money for going out) it starts to get a little confusing.
If the amount of money you'll need is already beginning to scare you GoCompare.com has done the maths for you.
The site has created a university value calculator - here you can search how much your course will cost you by region and univeristy.
You are able to see how much it will cost per month and per year and if you multiply the yearly cost by three you can figure out how much your degree will be in total.
Which city is the most expensive to study in?
Unsurprisingly, the most costly city is London and 8 out of the 10 most expensive universities are based in the capital.
With all expenditures taken into account Regent's University London is the priciest and will set you back £38, 854 per year.
Royal College of Music, based in Kensington London is the second most costly at £26, 518 - although it is more than £12,000 a year cheaper than the number one spot.
The top ten most expensive universities in the UK:
|Regent's University London||£16,400||£12,948||£1,226||£1,560||£6,396||£168||£2,592||£2,856||£588||£516||£38,854|
|Royal College of Music||£9,250||£9,100||£1,140||£1,824||£7,536||£780||£2,912||£936||£336||£240||£26,518|
|University of the Arts London||£9,000||£9,204||£1,296||£2,076||£11,076||£1,044||£2,076||£516||£48||£516||£25,776|
|University College London||£9,250||£9,828||£1,226||£1,140||£9,876||£780||£2,600||£360||£240||£240||£25,664|
|The London School of Economics and Political Science||£9,250||£9,516||£1,044||£1,140||£9,876||£516||£3,120||£360||£360||£240||£25,546|
|University of Oxford||£9,250||£6,816||£396||£2,184||£6,756||£168||£3,378||£2,184||£144||£240||£24,760|
|City University London||£9,250||£9,620||£1,200||£1,044||£8,160||£516||£1,920||£360||£318||£240||£24,468|
|Oxford Brookes University||£9,250||£7,124||£516||£1,824||£6,756||£516||£3,120||£1,560||£300||£240||£24,450|
|Royal Academy of Music, University of London||£9,250||£10,660||£1,226||£1,140||£6,912||£168||£1,029||£360||£240||£240||£24,312|
|Imperial College London||£9,250||£8,424||£888||£2,028||£10,812||£360||£2,600||£360||£36||£240||£24,186|