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Have your say: Should loans and grants be assessed by parental income?

As a student, a subject close to my heart is finance…I need more!

So, with a possible general election looming I thought I’d discover whether we are happy with the current system or whether we want change (as all the campaigns seem to be asking us this question)?

I know for one I do not understand why our loan and grants are based on our parents’ income now we are adults and have left home. I don’t want to ask my parents for money now I have eventually gained independence so why does it matter what they earn?! Why is it not based on our income as most of us have part-time jobs to fund our way anyway? But that is my opinion and you are entitled to yours.

Enter the poll and leave possible suggestions on alternative ways of how us ‘poor’ students could be assessed. Or if you are happy, let me know and I will stop ranting…possibly!

Should loans and grants be assessed by parental income??


March 18, 2010 Posted by | Poll | , , | Leave a comment