Would student grant cuts stop you or your loved ones going to university?

UCS could be affected by the announcement

UCS could be affected by the announcement

Concern has been raised for future opportunities for young people in the region after the government scrapped student grants last week.

Under the system, students whose parents earned less than £25,000 a year were eligible for up to £3,387 a year grant.

But last week the grant was axed in favour of a new system in which students could be eligible for up to £8,200, but would have to be repaid once they reach an annual wage of £21,000 or more.

Now concerns has been raised that youngsters from single-parent families and those who are harder up will not be able to go to university.

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