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Students Awards (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Payments by boards

12.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3) and regulations 11, 16, 17, 19 and 20 and paragraph 4 of Schedule 4, the board shall in respect of each year pay in pursuance of an award—

(a)in respect of fees, an amount equal to the aggregate of any fees payable in respect of the student as are described in Schedule 6;

(b)in respect of maintenance—

(i)except in a case in which regulation 11(2), 15 or 16 applies, a grant calculated in accordance with regulation 13;

(ii)in a case in which regulation 15 applies (subject to regulation 15(3)) an amount determined in accordance with that regulation,

and so much of the grant or amount referred to in this sub-paragraph as the board considers appropriate shall be treated as being in respect of the Christmas and Easter vacations.

(2) Where the board makes an award to a person during a year because he has become—

(a)a European student as a result of the accession of the State of which he is a national to the European Community; or

(b)a refugee, or the spouse or child of a refugee, as a result of the recognition of him, or his spouse or parent, as a refugee,

it shall deduct from the sums and grant payable in respect of that year in pursuance of the award under paragraph (1) the amounts referred to in paragraph (3).

(3) The amounts to be deducted under paragraph (2) are—

(a)from the sum payable in respect of fees under paragraph (1)(a) the amount of any instalment payable before the date on which the student became a European student or the refugee was recognised as a refugee; and

(b)from the sum or grant payable in respect of maintenance under paragraph (1)(b) the proportion of that sum or grant which relates to the period before the date referred to in sub-paragraph (a).

(4) Subject to regulations 17, 19 and 20 and paragraph 4 of Schedule 4, a board may, in respect of a student who resides in an institution other than a university, pay the amount charged by the institution for his board and lodging.

(5) Where the academic year of a student’s course began in the winter or the spring of 1996 then, notwithstanding anything in these Regulations, payments in pursuance of an award to that student in respect of the year beginning on 1st January 1996 or, as the case may be, 1st April 1996 shall be the aggregate of—

(a)two-thirds or, as the case may be, one-third of the payments in pursuance of that award which would have fallen to be made in respect of that year under the Regulations referred to in regulation 2 had they not been revoked; and

(b)one-third or, as the case may be, two-thirds of the payments which would have fallen to be made in respect of the year beginning on 1st September 1996 under these Regulations had the academic year of that course begun in the autumn of 1996.

(6) In the case of a course at the University of Buckingham beginning in the winter, spring or summer of 1996 then, notwithstanding anything in these Regulations, payments in pursuance of an award in respect of the year beginning on 1st January, 1st April or 1st July (as the case may be) shall be the aggregate of—

(a)three-quarters, one-half or one-quarter (as the case may be) of the payments which would have fallen to be made in respect of that year under the Regulations referred to in regulation 2 had they not been revoked; and

(b)one-quarter, one-half or three-quarters (as the case may be) of the payments which would have fallen to be made in respect of the year beginning on 1st September 1996 under these Regulations had the academic year of the course begun in the autumn of 1996.

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