13 June 2018
Following the higher education funding proposals that were adopted by the States on 9 April 2018, the Education Department will be running a series of drop-in sessions at the YES Project on La Colomberie this month to inform parents and students on how the proposals could affect them.
The one-to one sessions will take place between 12.30pm and 2pm on 19, 21, 26 and 28 June, and will allow students and their parents the opportunity to have face-to-face discussions about the financing provisions that are now in place and how to apply for funding.
There will also be a presentation at Hautlieu School from 6pm to 7.30pm on 20 June, which will cater for a larger audience and will include advice on tax implications, as well as more general information on the scheme. Tickets for this event are free but will need to be booked in advance online.
Student Finance - Higher Education Funding event
The means-tested scheme comes into effect from September 2018 and will apply to all eligible students with household incomes under £200,000 who are studying for a first undergraduate degree from September 2018 (whether in the first or later years of their course).
The main details of the scheme are:
- a maximum standard maintenance grant for living expenses of £7,500 per student
- tuition fees of up to £9,250 a year for every student living in a household with an annual income of less than £110,000 (tuition fees charged by on-island degree providers are also eligible)
- students in households with an income of between £110,000 and £200,000 a year will have a percentage of tuition fees paid, based on a sliding scale (households with income of £200,000 and above will not be eligible for any form of grant)
- an increase in the qualifying income thresholds, so that more families become eligible for the maintenance grant (this will be available in full to all those with household incomes under £50,000, and in part on a sliding scale to families whose income is up to £90,000)