At Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) we strive to always be at the forefront of development and innovation within the Higher Education community, be that leading the way on widening participation or by ensuring our courses continue to surpass the highest industry standards.
As such we would like to make our students aware of updates to the eligibility criteria for funding from Student Finance England announced by the Office for Students (OfS).
For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the OfS. The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2019-20 academic year.
The OfS will start publishing approved providers on its register from July 2018. No provider will be able to confirm whether student support is available until it has a decision from the OfS. We have already submitted our application to register and expect a decision by September 2018 and we will keep all our current and prospective students fully informed on the process.
Visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information.