The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) consulted on draft Student Support regulations which would introduce new eligibility criteria for student support to allow
people who have a long residential connection to the UK to enter higher
This arose from a recent Supreme Court judgment
('Tigere') which required the government to consider adopting more tailored eligibility
criteria for those without settled status. The intention is that the new criteria would avoid
breaching the rights of similar applicants.
You can read UKCISA's response to the consultation here: