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: