The Office for Fair Access (OFFA) has given the thumbs up to an innovative University of Sussex scheme that will benefit students from low-income backgrounds.
Professor Clare Mackie, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), says: "We want to ensure that all students eligible for grant support from government also receive direct financial support from Sussex.
We know from working with our students in designing this scheme that this support can make all the difference to talented, hard-working students from low-income backgrounds.
We believed a cut-off at £25,000 for family income, which is the standard national requirement, would be just too low.
The scholarship also goes further than most traditional schemes in offering wide-ranging support before, during and after university. These elements will especially benefit students with little or no family experience of university life."
University of Sussex fees and funding - the financial support available for First-Generation Scholars this year is detailed in these web pages.