Future of the Education Maintenance Allowance Scheme Consultation


The Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) and the Department of Education (DE) have published consultation proposals in relation to the future of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) Scheme. The purpose of the consultation is to seek views on a range of options for the future structure of the scheme. It follows a formal review which was jointly commissioned by DEL and DE to ascertain whether the scheme is continuing to meet its original objectives.

Publish Date:

30 July 2012


This document is available to download by following the link below or by writing to:

Mr Nigel Palmer
Higher Education Student Finance Branch
Department for Employment and Learning
Adelaide House
39-49 Adelaide Street
Telephone: 028 9025 7699 (Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm)

Email: nigel.palmer@delni.gov.uk external link

Irish versions

DEL will be collating the responses to the consultation. Responses should be submitted to arrive no later than 5.00 pm on Friday, 2 November 2012 .
If you want a printed copy of the documents or require them in an alternative format (such as in large print, Braille, electronic or other language) please contact the above postal, e-mail address or telephone number.

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