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The Education (Student Support) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

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CHAPTER 6MAINTENANCE GRANTS FOR CURRENT SYSTEM STUDENTS

Qualifying conditions for the maintenance grant

58.—(1) A current system student qualifies in accordance with this regulation for a maintenance grant in connection with his attendance on a designated course.

(2) A current system student does not qualify for a maintenance grant if he qualifies for a special support grant.

(3) If a current system student does not qualify for a fee loan in respect of an academic year of the designated course, he cannot qualify for a maintenance grant for that year unless the reason that he does not qualify for a fee loan is because—

(a)the year is an Erasmus year; or

(b)the designated course is a flexible postgraduate course for the initial training of teachers.

Amount of the maintenance grant

59.—(1) The maximum amount of maintenance grant available in respect of an academic year is—

(a)in the case of a type 1 teacher training student, £1,632;

(b)in the case of a type 2 teacher training student, £3,265; and

(c)in the case of a current system student other than a type 1 or type 2 teacher training student, £3,265.

(2) A type 1 teacher training student who qualifies for a maintenance grant in respect of an academic year receives an amount as follows in respect of that year—

(a)where the household income is £17,910 or less, he receives £1,632;

(b)where the household income exceeds £17,910 but does not exceed £27,120, he receives an amount equal to

where

  • M is £1,632

  • A is £1 for every complete £4.53 by which the household income exceeds £17,910; and

(c)where the household income exceeds £27,120 or he opts when applying for the grant not to provide the information needed to calculate the household income, he receives £615.

(3) A type 2 teacher training student who qualifies for a maintenance grant in respect of an academic year receives an amount as follows in respect of that year —

(a)where the household income is £17,910 or less, he receives £3,265;

(b)where the household income exceeds £17,910 but does not exceed £27,120, he receives an amount equal to where—

  • M is £3,265

  • A is £1 for every complete £4.53 by which the household income exceeds £17,910; and

(c)where the household income exceeds £27,120 or he opts when applying for the grant not to provide the information needed to calculate the household income, he receives £1,230.

(4) A current system student other than a type 1 or type 2 teacher training student who qualifies for a maintenance grant in respect of an academic year receives an amount as follows in respect of that year—

(a)where the household income is £17,910 or less, he receives £3,265;

(b)where the household income exceeds £17,910 but does not exceed £27,120, he receives an amount equal to where—

  • M is £3,265

  • A is £1 for every complete £4.53 by which the household income exceeds £17,910;

(c)where the household income exceeds £27,120 but does not exceed £38,330, he receives an amount equal to where—

  • RM is £1,230

  • A is £1 for every complete £9.50 by which the household income exceeds £38,330;

(d)where the household income exceeds £38,330, no maintenance grant is payable.

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