Jersey's students will see another rise in their maintenance grants, in time for the new academic year in September.
The 3.8% increase in payments are hoped to help ease the pressures of the cost of living crisis.
It's on top a one off 7.2% increase that was announced in October, which has now been made permanent.
The top-up will apply to all students, including
- Students who study off-island
- Independent students studying on-island
- and, Dependent students studying on-island.
The change will come into effect from September 2023, a year since an uplift of 2.9% was added to the grants.
Children's and Education Minister, Deputy Inna Gardiner says the increases combined will put up to £1,072 more in students pockets compared to September 2021.
"I will also continue to work with officers to look at the system as a whole, and consider how we can provide the most fair, targeted support going forwards.
Any changes will be designed to offer the same level – or more – financial support."
Jersey's inflation rate currently sits at 12.7%, the highest in the British Isles, while the UK's RPI runs at 10.5%