Double instalment of hardship cash

28th January 2000 at 00:00
Neil Munro reports on the crucial revisions that allowed the coalition to squeeze through on a crunch issue

* The new pound;30 million grants package for students from low income families, on top of existing hardship and access funds also worth pound;30m, will come in two parts.

There will be pound;10 million for a "wider acces bursary fund", a discretionary scheme for mature students in addition to their loan entitlement, which will be administered by the universities.

The remaining pound;20m will support "access payments" of up to pound;2,000 a year for around 10,000 young students from less well-off backgrounds, mostly school-leavers.


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