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Students: Fees and Charges

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 19 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the total cost is of student grants to students who previously qualified for education maintenance grants; and what the estimated total cost is for the same cohort under his new student support proposals. (149088)

The information on students who receive a grant that previously qualified for an educational maintenance grant is currently not available.

From the 2008/09 academic year, a 16-year-old who qualifies for an educational maintenance allowance will be guaranteed a minimum level of support if they go on to higher education. The guarantee will support aspiration and provide certainty about the financial support available to students to fulfil their potential. The estimated cost will be around £15 million in 2010-11 in steady state.