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The Further Education Loans (Amendment) Regulations 2018

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Further Education Loans (Amendment) Regulations 2018 and come into force on 1st April 2018.

Amendment of the Further Education Loans Regulations 2012

2.  The Further Education Loans Regulations 2012(1) (the “2012 Regulations”) are amended as follows.

Amendments relating to fee loans available to persons granted stateless leave and their families

3.—(1) In regulation 2 (interpretation), after the definition of “person granted humanitarian protection”, insert—

“person granted stateless leave” means a person who—

(a)

has extant leave to remain as a stateless person under the immigration rules (within the meaning given in section 33(1) of the Immigration Act 1971(2)); and

(b)

has been ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and Islands throughout the period since the person was granted such leave;.

(2) In regulation 3 (eligible students), after paragraph (7), insert—

(7A) Where—

(a)the Secretary of State has determined that, by virtue of being a person granted stateless leave or the spouse, civil partner, child or step-child of a person granted stateless leave, a person (“A”) is an eligible student in connection with an application for a fee loan for a designated further education course; and

(b)as at the day before that course begins, the period for which the person granted stateless leave is allowed to stay in the United Kingdom has expired and no further leave to remain has been granted,

A’s status as an eligible student terminates immediately before the first day of the course.

(3) In regulation 7(b) (events), after “becomes”, insert “a person granted stateless leave or”.

(4) In Schedule 1 (eligible students), in Part 2 (categories), after paragraph 4, insert—

Persons granted stateless leave and their family members

4A.(1) A person granted stateless leave who—

(a)is ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom on the first day of the designated further education course; and

(b)has been ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and Islands throughout the three-year period preceding the first day of the designated further education course.

(2) A person—

(a)who—

(i)is the spouse or civil partner of a person granted stateless leave; and

(ii)on the leave application date, was the spouse or civil partner of a person granted stateless leave;

(b)who is ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom on the first day of the designated further education course; and

(c)who has been ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and Islands throughout the three-year period preceding the first day of the designated further education course.

(3) A person—

(a)who—

(i)is the child of a person granted stateless leave or the child of the spouse or civil partner of a person granted stateless leave; and

(ii)on the leave application date, was the child of a person granted stateless leave or the child of a person who, on the leave application date, was the spouse or civil partner of a person granted stateless leave;

(b)who was under 18 on the leave application date;

(c)who is ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom on the first day of the designated further education course; and

(d)who has been ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and Islands throughout the three-year period preceding the first day of the designated further education course.

(4) In this paragraph, “leave application date” means the date on which a person granted stateless leave made an application to remain in the United Kingdom as a stateless person under the immigration rules (within the meaning given in section 33(1) of the Immigration Act 1971)..

Amount of the fee loan

4.—(1) Regulation 16 (amount of the fee loan) is amended as follows.

(2) After paragraph (4), insert—

(5) The amount of a fee loan in respect of a further education course beginning on or after 1st August 2018 must not exceed the lesser of—

(a)the maximum loan amount available in connection with that further education course determined in accordance with Schedule 3, or

(b)the amount which the institution is charging the eligible student for the further education course..

Amendment relating to Notes to Table 1 in Part 2 of Schedule 3

5.  In Schedule 3 (Maximum loan amount for a further education course), Part 2 (Determination of maximum loan amounts), Notes to Table 1, omit “in the period beginning on 1st August 2017 and ending on 31st July 2018”.

Anne Milton

Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills

Department for Education

5th February 2018

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