Education Minister Huw Lewis
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Education minister pledges to retain tuition fee grants

Tuition fee grants from the Welsh government would remain in place after May's assembly election if Labour retains power, BBC Wales has learned.

Education Minister Huw Lewis said Welsh Labour was committed to students being able to study wherever they want.

Students from Wales currently only pay £3,685 towards their tuition fees, wherever they study in the UK, with the rest, up to £5,315 a year, paid by the Welsh government.

"The central principle needs to be we will invest in your ambition as a young person and we will not curtail your ambitions," he told political correspondent Arwyn Jones in an interview for Sunday Politics Wales.

  • 24 Jan 2016
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