AUG 00] COVENTRY UNIVERSITY NEWS
Coventry Mature Students Offered Extra Cash
mature students at Coventry Universty will be able to apply for extra
cash to help them through their studies following a government grant
money has been given by the Department for Education and Employment (DfEE)
under the Access Bursary Fund scheme to provide financial assistance
to mature students.
is a nationwide scheme designed to help mature students with
dependents, particularly lone parents, to enter higher education, or
to assist those already studying.
can receive up to £1,000, but they must be planning to study or
currently studying on a full-time undergraduate course, and have been
resident in the UK for at least three years before the course starts.
of applicants eligible for a bursary include those with:
gross family income of less than £10,000 per annum
partner in receipt of the Working Family Tax Credit
receipt of benefit or whose partner is in receipt of means-tested
receipt of the Lone Parentsí Grant
allowances for dependent children
studying or intending to study a course funded by a non means-tested
NHS Bursary are not eligible to apply.
French, Student Services Administration Manager at Coventry
scheme recognises that mature students with dependents have extra
costs that need to be met when coming into higher education, and the
bursary will go some way towards meeting those costs."
further information contact the Grants and Loans Office at Coventry
University on 024 7688 7215.