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Student funding (FOI)

Student funding (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 21 July 2016.



How many students from 2012 to 2016 have applied for the following and been refused due to income levels?

Specialist equipment allowance is means tested. This allowance is to help you buy equipment, excluding laptop computers, and any technical support costs arising from owning that equipment.


How many students from 2012 to 2016 received non-medical helper’s allowance whilst at school in Jersey but now do not receive it whilst at university?


How many have managed to access support from UK universities to enable them to study?  Non-medical helper’s allowance is not means tested. 

This allowance is for students with a medical condition to access non-medical assistance such as a reader, sign language interpreter or note taker.

The States of Jersey will not normally award non-medical helper's allowance in relation to study skill arising from a learning difficulty. Support with study skills may be available from your educational institution. 



The Education Department has determined that this information is exempt under Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011, as it is estimated that it will take in excess of 12.5 hours to collect the information.  


The Education Department does not hold this information.


Student Finance does not hold information relating to the support accessed at UK universities to enable students to study and therefore the information is not held.

However, funding is made available by way of the Disability Support Allowance (DSA). Funding applications are means tested where software and equipment support is required. 

Where note taking, study skills support and one-to-one mentors are required, funding applications are not means tested. 

​Year​DSA Funding
​2013​ £34,475.21


Article 16:  A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive

(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed any fee of an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations for the purposes of Article 15.

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