Budget 2015: Affordable spots still available for September start
09 July 2015
The government announced yesterday that maintenance grants
are being scrapped for students starting university in 2016, to be replaced
with loans that must be repaid.
But there's still time to apply for a maintenance grant for
September 2015 start. These grants help students from low-income families pay
for their living costs at university—and none of it has to be paid back.
"If you were thinking of taking a gap year or have applied
for September 2016 and don't want to miss out on a maintenance grant, you now might
be considering starting in 2015 instead," explains Lynn Grimes, LSBU's director
of student recruitment.
"The grants will now become loans and will need to be paid
back, like tuition fees. Fortunately, it's not too late to apply for 2015
start—applying to university is much more flexible than it used to be.
"Our admissions tutors can be contacted at email@example.com or you
can call us on 0800 923 88 88. Even if you think you've missed a deadline, give
us a call or e-mail and we'll be happy to discuss your options."