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Granting free university places for ex-Service personnell - Started by John Farrington
I believe that all ex-Service who have served the country for 3 years should be granted free university places at taxpayers’ expense. Something similar happens in the US and if the Government here is serious about its professed admiration for HM Forces then it should be putting its money where its mouth is and provide these free places for the best of British. They get precious little, if anything, when they leave and this itself is a national scandal. Instead of (still) allowing massive bonuses for Bankers and civil servants money should be put aside for the best people in our society - the people who put their lives on the line, the men and women of the 3 armed services.
Discussions about this campaign
Extract of "The Nation’s Commitment: Support our Armed Forces, their families and Veterans." MOD July 2008.
2.27 Education and Training for Service Leavers.
"All Service leavers with over 6 years’ service will have the opportunity to achieve their first level 3 qualification (A level or vocational equivalent) free from tuition fees. Alternatively, for those who want to progress to higher levels, we will fund all tuition fees for a first Foundation or full degree.This means that a sailor, soldier or airman can join the Armed Forces from school, secure in the knowledge that six or more years service will be rewarded with the opportunityof a college or university education without tuition fees. Although they have differing national qualification frameworks and fee arangements, Scottish Ministers and the Welsh Assembly Government have put in place similar measures.
"Hope this is of benefit to those who want to pursue further education - paid hopefully by the MOD! Very best of luck. Over a month ago
I was awarded a scholarship to pay for a good part of my degree studied for with a College in the USA by the US government because I am an ex-serviceman (Royal Navy). Why can’t our own government do this? Over a month ago
US Free Tuition For Veterans. Six states assist veterans wishing to pursue higher education by offering a complete tuition waver at state-sponsored colleges and universities. Following states offering tuition wavers to qualified veterans - Connecticut - the waver covers tuition at public colleges and univerities but NOT fees. Fees are reduced by 50%.
Illinoise Veteran Grant: pays for up to 120 credit hours of tuition and a veteran’s graduation fees. It does not pay for course fees.
Each US state has their own rules and regulatons; these can be found under "Free Tuition For Veterans" Over a month ago
I am a post graduate student, but because I left the Forces in 1981 (invalided out) according to the MoD I don’t qualify as my service was too long ago. The sooner we have a Government and Civil Service that like our brothers and sisters in arms in the Commonwealth and US appreciate our veterans, the sooner we may actually respect them! Over a month ago
this would give more respectability to our veterans and would also encourage more decent and able young men and women to serve in our armed forces particularly from poorer backgrounds who despite a good i.q are marginalised by those from wealthy backgrounds. Over a month ago