It has clearly been well thought through, is easy to implement, reduces
the administrative burden on institutions and makes perfect sense.
And, as you put it so well in an earlier discussion on ELQ's, if you
believe that then you also believe the pig aviation industry is rapidly
As most DSA is confirmed after a student has enrolled, then trying to
pick this up in a way that allows a student to enrol knowing their fee
is virtually impossible. As far as I can see the best we will b able to
do is to reduce the loss of funding through ELQ's and, if an
institution chose to do so, retrospectively reduce the student's fee.
Mike Milne-Picken wrote:
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> I see HEFCE are considering included students in receipt of the
> Disabled Students Allowance in the list of exemptions for the ELQ
> policy. See 9b?
> Has anyone worked out how this wouldl operate in practice, eg do we
> need to ask applicants for potential ELQs, if they have also applied
> for the DSA and if so, then tell them their fee rate is dependent on
> whether they are given DSA?
> At enrolment, our forms will have a section saying if the student is
> in receipt of DSA they tick a box (we need this for funding monitoring
> too). If the student has a combination of an equivalent or prior
> qualification (assuming they have declared it) _and_ the DSA, they
> don't have to produce proof of their prior qualification at enrolment
> (eg a degree certificate) _but_ we _will_ need them to show evidence
> they are in receipt of the DSA before we give them the reduced fee
> We get electronic data about SLC but do we get electronic confirmation
> for DSA does anyone know? It's locally authority assessed, but do
> they notify SLC?
> If a student has yet to receive confirmation of their assessment, we
> presumably charge them the higher fee until they receive their
> I suppose we should be grateful for any small mercies/exemptions, but
> it seems to raise yet a few more administrative problems and
> uncertainties in my mind.
> What do others, particularly those running enrolment/fees, think about
> the practicalities of this alongside all the other issues relating to ELQ?
> Mike Milne-Picken
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