Submitted by Dan McMeel on Wednesday 10th November 2021
Published on Thursday 18th November 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Wednesday 18th May 2022
Current Signatures: 14
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Offer student finance in monthly instalments
The Government should provide students with the option to receive their student finance (loans and maintenance grants) in 9 monthly payments, in addition to the current system of 3 payments, so we can budget effectively and pay monthly bills. This is already in place in Scotland.
The student finance schedule should match the accommodation fee schedule: 3 payments are fine for students who can pay their accommodation in 3 instalments, but many students are required to pay rent monthly, and so 3 payments is illogical. This current system is unnecessarily forcing many young people to manage large sums of money for long periods of time, which can have a severe impact on their financial and mental well-being.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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