Univer­sity cash ven­ture will cut stu­dent fees

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

A NEW fund­ing scheme has been cre­ated to help cut fees for stu­dents seek­ing to study in Peter­bor­ough.

The Greater Peter­bor­ough Ed­u­ca­tional Trust Bur­sary has been cre­ated by the Univer­sity Cen­tre Peter­bor­ough to make stay­ing in the city more at­trac­tive to stu­dents.

It will be avail­able to stu­dents from non-fee pay­ing sec­ondary schools and those that come un­der the re­mit of Peter- bor­ough City Coun­cil as well as stu­dents from Peter­bor­ough Re­gional Col­lege who have a house­hold in­come be­low £35,000 and wish to study from Septem­ber 2012.

Each bur­sary will be be­tween £500 and £1,000 and could po­ten­tially re­duce the an­nual fees at UCP to £5,500. A UCP spokes­woman said: “We al­ready have very com­pet­i­tive fees for the aca­demic year set at £6,500.”

Stu­dents may also be en­ti­tled to an Anglia Ruskin Univer­sity fee waiver fur­ther re­duc­ing the fees to £4,000.

Liz Knight, in­terim UCP di­rec­tor, said: “Our bur­saries will en­sure more lo­cal stu­dents, of all ages, can ac­cess higher ed­u­ca­tion. This is im­por­tant for in­di­vid­ual suc­cess but also the city and its eco­nomic growth.”

Any­one who would like more de­tails about the bur­saries should visit www. peter­bor­ough.ac.uk/ucp

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