Student Funding – Higher Education Q + A with Student Awards Agency Scotland
In August this year, the Scottish Government announced the student support arrangements for 2013-14. Developed in consultation with and supported by NUS Scotland the student package is the best in the UK, importantly this will increase the overall minimum income to £7,250 for the poorest students, provide a loan of £4500 regardless of income and will see part-time fees abolished for those earning less than 25,000.
As October is the peak time for higher education funding applications and many of you may be looking to apply or find out more for next year, to help with the process we are running a Q + A with Scotland’s administering body, Student Awards Agency Scotland. So, if you have any questions around the new university support arrangements, now’s the time to ask away
(NB: College / further education arrangements are currently being considered by the Post-16 Reform Team, any future updates on that will be publicised through Engage).
Submit your questions:
Add any higher education/university funding questions you may have below or submit them to us via the @EngageForEd Twitter on the hash tag #ScotStudentSupport. We’ll answering as many as we can in a live chat this coming Thursday, 11th October from 12:30 – 1:30pm with SAAS adviser Leia Fitzgerald and a Scottish Government policy official.
This Higher Education Q + A is supported by and run in conjunction with:
2013/14 Scottish student support arrangements announced.
SAAS Funding update for 2013/14 [SAAS website].
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