One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A sum of money given by by an authority to an individual, especially a student in higher education, to help with living costs.‘our son qualified for the maximum maintenance grant’
- ‘The media will ask if Scottish Labour candidates support maintenance grants.’
- ‘He had been means-tested for the £2500-a-year maintenance grant when he was on the dole.’
- ‘This money will go toward maintenance grants and support for orphans.’
- ‘Up to 50,000 students will face delays of up to a month in receiving their maintenance grants at the start of the college year.’
- ‘Most people have no idea that these students will not have to pay fees and will receive, for the first time for years, a substantial maintenance grant.’
- ‘She welcomed the increase in maintenance grant, which was long overdue.’
- ‘Even with the modest increase announced by the Minister, the level of maintenance grant is still totally inadequate to cover the basic living costs of a student.’
- ‘Mr Clarke will also announce the restoration of means-tested maintenance grants for poorer students.’
- ‘When I left university my tuition fees had been paid for me, I'd had a maintenance grant, and I'd borrowed a series of cheap student loans from the Government.’
- ‘But more seriously the key to the government reforms is that maintenance grants will be restored to those from the poorest backgrounds.’
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