THE UNIVERSITY of Worcester has reassured its EU nationals receiving student loans their situation will not change following the referendum outcome.
With 441 students from the European Union out of a total student population of 11,151 at the university, Universities UK made it clear EU nationals who are currently at English universities and receiving student loans from the Student Loans Company will continue to receive these grants until they finish their course.
The same applies to EU nationals who intend to start their studies this autumn.
In a statement from the Student Loans Company Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science, said: “EU nationals or their family members, currently in higher education, and who are assessed as eligible to receive loans and/or grants from the SLC, will continue to receive these loans and grants until they finish their course.
“This applies to all student finance from the SLC for students in England for which EU nationals are eligible.
“This includes loans to cover tuition fees (for those resident in the EEA for three years), loans and grants for maintenance (limited to those resident in the UK for at least three years), and some other grants and allowances.
“The rules applying to EU nationals, or their family members, who have applied for a place at university from this August to study a course which attracts student support are unchanged.”
The SLC will assess these applications against existing eligibility criteria and will provide loans and/or grants in the normal way.
EU nationals found eligible can receive funding for the duration of their study on that course.
To see the full Student Loans Company statement visit slc.co.uk.
For information on courses at University of Worcester visit www.worcester.ac.uk or for application enquiries telephone 01905 855111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.