Wednesday, 29 June 2016
The University of Worcester can reassure its EU nationals who are receiving student loans that their situation remains unchanged.
The University has received authoritative advice from Universities UK that EU nationals who are currently at English universities and receiving student loans from the Student loans Company will continue to receive these grants until they finish their course.
This also applies to EU nationals who intend to start their studies this autumn.
A statement issued by the Student Loans Company says this includes loans to cover tuition fees (for those resident in the European Economic Area for three years), loans and grants for maintenance (limited to those resident in the UK for at least three years), and some other grants and allowances.
The rules applying to EU nationals, or their family members, who have applied for a place at university from this August to study a course which attracts student support are unchanged, the statement says.
The SLC will assess these applications against existing eligibility criteria and will provide loans and/or grants in the normal way. EU nationals found eligible can receive funding for the duration of their study on that course.
The University of Worcester currently has 441 students from the European Union out of a total student population of 11,151. These EU students come from 27 of the 28 EU countries.
To see the full Student Loans Company statement visit http://www.slc.co.uk/
If you have any concerns or questions, please contact Firstpoint on 01905 542551 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: Wednesday 29 June, 10am