I’m a mature student – what extra higher education funding can I get?
Fees and funding - Mature Students - SRUC
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But, as Paul Stirner, an education and training researcher, says: 'It is not enough to want to study, whether for pleasure or to improve your career prospects. You must also be able to cover the costs. Mr Stirner is the author of a new handbook published last week to coincide with Adult Learners' Week. He says: 'A recent report by Wirral Metropolitan College suggests that one in three mature students drops out because of financial problems.