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Model pupils from state schools refused student loans

Bright students from state schools are at risk of missing out on university because of their uncertain immigration status, Newsnight has learned.

At least 120,000 school children in the UK do not have the legal right to live in the country, even though many of them were born in Britain.

For those with good grades and ambition, their uncertain status has a big implication for their future because they cannot receive student loans.

Katie Razzall reports for BBC Newsnight.

  • 01 Nov 2014
  • From the section UK
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