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|Title:||Abolition of Education Maintenance Allowance|
|Author:||Doncaster College |
|ID & Publication:||20101211019 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Community News |
Students and Staff have taken part in a peaceful protest and signed a petition at Doncaster College as part of a nationwide day of action against the abolition of Education Maintenance Allowance.
More than 100 colleges and sixth-forms from around the country were due to take part at lunchtime yesterday protesting against government plans to axe financial support that can mean the difference between some students being able to afford to come to College or not.
Sixty percent of students attending Doncaster College receive EMA.
EMA plays a vital role in helping families to support learners through their education, reducing their dependence on part-time employment and ensuring that they can continue in their studies.
EMA is a weekly payment of £10, £20 or £30 depending on income
16 to 18-year-olds in full time education are eligible
Top £30 rate is paid to those from families earning under £20,817 per year
Bottom rate of £10 is paid to those from families earning £25,522 - £30,810
It helps with the cost of books, travel, and equipment.
It’s aim is to keep students in college/school and attending lessons
Student’s lose money if they miss a lecture without good reason.
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