Financial support for Scottish students announced
Scottish students received encouraging news today with an announcement on student funding and financial support by Scottish Education Secretary Michael Russell.
Scottish university students currently receive free tuition and this will continue. Additional benefits to be introduced for all students in the 2013–14 academic year include:
- An annual minium income of £7,250 for students with a family income of less than £17,000, supplied through a combination of bursaries and loans.
- All students eligible for a student loan of £4,500 per year, irrespective of their circumtances. This enhanced benefit comes as a result of lobbying by NUS Scotland.
- Part-time students with a personal income of less than £25,000 will receive full support for tuition fees as a proportion of the full-time fee equivalent.
There will also be enhanced financial support for students taking up places in other subjects allied to medicine (Allied Health Profession Students) such as radiography and physiotherapy, and medical and dental students.
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