University cash venture will cut student fees
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