Scotland adopts loan scheme for low-paid

February 5, 1999

The Scottish Office has followed English ministers in announcing loans of up to Pounds 500 for part-time higher education students on low incomes. The loans will be available from autumn 2000 to help with course costs such as books and equipment. Scottish education minister Helen Liddell also announced a summer vacation grant, of up to Pounds 100 per week, for students from local authority care.

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