Tuition Fees

Scottish Executive – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:30 pm on 24th June 1999.

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Photo of Marilyn Livingstone Marilyn Livingstone Labour 2:30 pm, 24th June 1999

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish figures regarding the number of Scottish students who are exempt from the payment of any tuition fees. (S1O-117)

Photo of Nicol Stephen Nicol Stephen Liberal Democrat

The latest figures from the Students Awards Agency for Scotland indicate that of new entrants who made applications during academic year 1998-99, just over 50 per cent were exempt from making a contribution to tuition fees.

Photo of Marilyn Livingstone Marilyn Livingstone Labour

What provision has been made for student access funding in the higher education sector?

Photo of Nicol Stephen Nicol Stephen Liberal Democrat

Somewhere between £8 million and £9 million is being spent on student access funding. In the terms of the partnership agreement that figure will rise to £14 million for those in financial hardship.