UK Government Announces Additional Funding for Disadvantaged Students, But Critics Say It’s Not Enough

The UK’s Department for Education (DfE) announced on Wednesday that an additional £15 million in funding will be provided to universities this year to help ease the cost of living for disadvantaged students. Additionally, tuition fees for degrees in England will be frozen at a maximum of £9,250 for the next two years and the maximum student loans for living costs will rise by 2.8% in 2023/24. However, leaders in the university sector and the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) have stated that some students will still be left £1,500 a year worse off. Robert Halfon, the minister for skills, apprenticeships and higher education, recognized the additional cost-of-living pressures faced by students this year and stated that the funding will complement support provided by universities through their own bursary, scholarship, and hardship support schemes.

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