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Uni students could see maintenance rise

April 21, 2017 . 12:00 am

University students from the Isle of Man could be in line to receive more maintenance money. 

The Department of Education and Children will ask Tynwald next week to approve a review of current regulations.

Maintenance grants, for students in higher education, are paid on a means-tested basis and assist towards accommodation and the cost of living:

Around a quarter of students on the Island are eligible for extra help – the department says it has £10.3 million this year for student awards and maintenance grants.

Legal and administration manager Andrew Shipley says if approved the changes should be in place quickly:

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