Important Information

A number of measures were announced in Budget 2011 relating to the student grant schemes. Please read the following carefully as it may impact on the maintenance grant you are awarded.

Qualifying distance criterion for non-adjacent rate of grant

  • The qualifying distance criterion for entitlement to the higher non-adjacent rate of grant (distance from home to the higher education institution) has been changed from 15 miles (24 kilometres) to 45 kilometres.
  • This measure applies to all students.
  • The implementation date is the start of the 2011-2012 academic year.

Automatic entitlement of mature students to non-adjacent rate of grant.

  • The automatic entitlement of mature students to the higher non-adjacent rate of payment has been removed.
  • The implementation date is the start of the 2011-2012 academic year.