Students who take longer to complete their degree programme due to a disability are eligible for an additional 12 months of student grant.
Basic grant for a further year
Starting from September 2023, new students with a disability who extend their student finance, will receive an extra year basic grant instead of a loan.
Cancellation of remission
Since the introduction of the student loan system in 2015, students with a disabilty have been eligible for remission for a portion of the additional loan. The amount of this remission depends on the year in which the student obtains a diploma.
Because the basic grant is reintroduced from September 2023, the remission for students who receive student finance for the first time in higher education from September 2023 will be cancelled. These students did not receive student finance under the student loan system, and the additional year of student finance is awarded as a basic grant, which does not involve an additional loan. Therefore the remission is also cancelled.