After a period of uncertainty following the UK’s vote to withdraw from the European Union back in June, the Student Loans Company has today announced that it will be maintaining its level of support for EU national students.
In a statement made today on behalf of the Student Loans Company, Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science said:
[Student Finance England] will assess these applications against existing eligibility criteria, and will provide loans and/or grants in the normal way. EU nationals, or their family members, who are assessed as eligible to receive grants and/or loans by the SFE in the 2017/18 Academic Year will be eligible for this support and for home fee status for the duration of their study.
As is undoubtedly the case for many higher education institutions, this comes as welcome news for NSCD, where students from the EU currently make up 25% of the student population.
NSCD Principal Janet Smith MBE expressed her happiness at the decision:We are delighted that the government has announced that eligible EU nationals joining us in September 2017 will have home status and access to tuition fee loans for the whole of their period of study. This can only serve as reassurance for prospective students wishing to apply this year for 2017 entry.
Read the full statement from the Student Loans Company here
To find out what support you may be entitled to at NSCD, please get in touch with Admissions.