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Possible rise in maintenance grants

Motion in Tynwald next week

Future University students from the Island could see a bump in their maintenance grant from 2017 onwards.

Education minister Graham Cregeen is presenting a motion to alter Education Regulations during the next sitting of Tynwald (25 April).

For 30-week courses on and off Island, maintenance grants for both undergraduates and postgraduates will rise from £4,680 to £5,200 pounds - that's up from £115 to £173 a week.

These increases will cost £100,000 per year but will be contained within the Department of Education and Children's existing budget.

The Department says it wants to increase support available through the grants. 







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