I am today confirming the student finance package for higher education students undertaking a course of study in the academic year beginning September 2013.
For all new and continuing full-time students in 2013-14, maximum tuition charges and maximum tuition loans will be maintained at 2012-13 levels.
For all new part-time students in 2013-14, and all continuing part-time students who started their courses on or after
The maximum maintenance grant for students attending full-time courses in 2013-14 will be uprated in line with inflation. For new students and continuing students who started their courses on or after
For all new and continuing full-time students attending their courses in 2013-14, loans for living costs will be maintained at 2012-13 levels.
For those students who started part-time and full-time distance learning courses before
Maximum grants for students with dependants and those with disabilities will also be maintained at 2012-13 levels in 2013-14.
Household income thresholds for grants for tuition and living costs, and loans for living costs, will be maintained at 2012-13 levels for 2013-14.
I expect to lay regulations implementing changes to student support for 2013-14 before both Houses in the summer 2012.