Costed recommendations

December 24, 1999

Year 1 Cash Longer Term Cash

Costs and Resource

(Pounds m) Costs (Pounds m)

Further education

Recommendation 6 Increase bursary entitlement of

further education students 15 15

Recommendation 25 Harmonising the means test in

further and higher education 2 2

Recommendation 29 Reduction in Access Funds (1) (1)

Total living cost support 16 16

Higher education

Contribution to tuition

Recommendation 30 Additional cost to government due to

replacement funding of tuition fees 42 42

Recommendation 31 Reduced loan entitlement to students

whose parents no longer would be

required to pay fees and who can redirect

contribution toward student living costs (30) (15)

Recommendation 32 Annual income from graduate endowment (35)

Total contribution to tuition 12 (8)

Living cost support

Recommendation 5 Increase loan entitlement of

higher education students 33 16

Recommendation 21 Raising the threshold in

higher education to Pounds 23,000 3 3

Recommendation 22 Removing the limit on contributions

from better-off parents and spouses (24) (12)

Recommendation 26 Bursary of half the level of support for

students from low-income families 12

Recommendation Wider Access Bursary scheme 7 18

Recommendation 28 Bursary of half the level of support for mature

students from low-income background 5 13

Recommendation 29 Reduction in Access Funds (7) (7)

Recommendation 14 Introduction of a childcare allowance 5 5

Total living cost support 34 63

( ) represents a saving/income to the Scottish Executive TOTAL 62 71

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