Concern over high rate of student grant appeals – Comptroller

Posted in Governance and administration on April 15th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A report of the Comptroller and Auditor General has raised concern at the high level of successful appeals by applicants to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for college grants …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 15 April]

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Student Support Payment Methods Need to Be Changed – Flanagan

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 16th, 2014 by steve

UK“Sinn Féin MLA Phil Flanagan has called for changes to be made to the way in which further and higher education students receive financial support. Mr Flanagan was speaking after the leadership of National Union of Students/Union of Students in Ireland (NUS-USI) briefed the Assembly Employment & Learning Committee on the financial challenges facing students …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 16 October]

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British Government Cuts Student Grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 30th, 2008 by steve

“To help offset a shortfall in its higher-education budget, the British government announced today a reduction in the maximum family income at which university students would be eligible for financial-aid grants. The move, which applies to university students in England beginning their studies in 2009, is the result of a miscalculation of the number of students who would be eligible for the assistance …” (more)

[Chronicle News Blog, 29 October]

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