Universities open doors to older people with lifting of funding age limit

Universities open doors to older people with lifting of funding age limitOlder people can now look forward to government help for university tuition fees after higher education minister David Willetts suggested that more older people should invest in higher education as part of nurturing a long and successful career.

This monumental announcement has seen the lifting of the age limit on applying for a student loan to cover tuition fees, meaning that help with higher education funding is open to more people. David Willetts made the announcement that education is “not reserved for young people” and that there is a great deal of value in “lifelong learning”.

There are degrees available in all kinds of fields, whether older students are looking for the skills to help them design and build curved stairlifts, courses in learning a modern language or the chance to indulge in a lifelong passion for literature with an English degree, and this latest funding change means that more of us than ever can reap the benefits of education.

 

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