Caymanian students now eligible for tuition loans in UK

Caymanian students starting their studies in the UK in the 2022/2023 academic year will now be eligible for tuition loans, Governor Martyn Roper said.

Roper, in a post on his official social media pages Thursday, said that Caymanian students studying in the UK are already getting the same price as UK students for their tuition fees, as opposed to the higher tuition fees for foreign students.

Now, he said, they will also be able to apply for a loan to help pay those fees.

“This decision makes it even more attractive for Caymanians to continue their studies at one of England’s leading universities and in doing so strengthens the UK’s ties with the Caymans,” he said in the post.

He pointed out that there are 300 Caymanian students in the UK and now that tuition fee loans have been made available to students in the Overseas Territories from the 2022/2023 academic year, “I hope there will be a lot more.”

“This policy demonstrates the UK’s commitment to supporting students in the British Overseas Territories and will help even more people study at universities in England,” the governor said.

Students are eligible for financial loans if they come from specified UK Overseas Territories and begin full-time and part-time undergraduate courses in the 2022/2023 academic year.

As for students who will take continuing education courses during the same period, they will be entitled to advanced learning loans, according to a statement from the British government.

“The changes demonstrate our commitment to supporting economic development in the British Overseas Territories and enabling those who wish to study in one of our world-class education providers to be able to do so,” added the UK press release.

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