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Funding support for EU students

14 December 2017

In response to the Government's announcement on EU students applying for a place at a further education institution in 2017/18 continuing to be eligible for student loans and grants for the duration of their course, Julian Gravatt, Assistant Chief Executive at the Association of Colleges (AoC), said: “The Government’s confirmation that they will continue funding for EU students studying in further education institutions in 2017/18 to continue their course is reassuring to prospective students and helpful to colleges, especially as they have already started recruiting for September 2017.‎ Many EU nationals enrolling in college already live here. The education and training students get from college helps UK companies and public services fill skills shortages which provide wider benefits. The EU exit negotiations create lots of uncertainty about the future so it is helpful to have some short-term certainty.”