Persons granted leave under Afghan Schemes: 'home' fees for HE in England

07 April 2022


England's Department for Education makes the regulations that decide who is entitled to pay fees at the 'home' rate in England (UKCISA do not make the regulations).

For courses starting on or after 1 August 2022, they are introducing a new category of person who will be entitled to pay fees at the 'home' rate, and receive full Student Support: 'Persons granted leave under the Afghan Schemes'. 

All the requirements a person needs to meet to fit the category are explained in detail on the UKCISA website, so look there to see if someone qualifies.

The category should cover most people who are granted immigration permission under either:

  • the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme; or
  • the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy Scheme

However, if you come across anyone who has leave under one of those schemes and does not seem to fit the category (because of its tight wording), please telephone the UKCISA Student Advice Line (if you are a student) or the UKCISA Members' Advice Line (if you are a UKCISA member). 

If you want to see the law that introduced the category, it is in the following two sets of regulations:

  • the Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support) (Amendment) (No.3) Regulations 2021 (S.I. 2021 No.1348)
  • the Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (S.I. 2022 No.57)

 


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