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Explanatory Memorandum to Higher Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

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Part 111 – Student Support

10.Preventing student loan debt forming part of a bankrupt's estate - the Order makes it possible to prevent student loan debt being written off on discharge from bankruptcy.

11.Facilitating the deferral of payment of tuition fees - the Order contains a measure to support the deferral of the payment of tuition fees, by allowing student loan payments to be made directly to institutions, so that they can receive fee payments up front and students can repay later.

12.Supply of information - this provision gives the Department powers to make regulations empowering the specified supply of data to higher education institutions or other bodies exercising functions of a public nature.

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