Reasons To Disagree
What does it have to do with the parents income. If the student turns 18 they are considered an adult. Let them be an adult - don't give them a living allowance - if they want to really really go to University let them "work" their way through it like it happened before all of these allowances. They might then make sure they choose their subjects well and ensure they pass. It will also give them some experience in life.
A little personal responsibility please, it wouldnt harm kids to do a few years work before going to varsity. This way they can raise their own funds and learn some work ethics while they are at it. They will also approach varsity with a more mature outlook
It is the student attending university, not their parents
The only legitimate "targetting" is towards ability and potential, proved in examination and demonstrated industry.
As much as some parents love to be able to spend their money on their children, it isn't as easy as the government seems to think it is. This policy is rediculous.
It shouldn't come down to what parents earn!! As they are adults treat them as such!
there parents are making money Not them
I am a student who supports myself. My parents dont financially contribute to my life or studies, so their income should be irrelevant. Allowances are a good thing, as it is hard to maintain excellent grades and work to earn enough to live. I just wich it was easier to get one.
Im a student of 18 I dont live at home so if my living allowence got paid to my parents how could I afford to live? Half of my friends go off to uni in other citys and theres no way they could to study without their living allowence
If you are classed as an adult at 18 then your parents should not have to underwrite your education until you are 25.
Why should one's parents pay for the cost of living for their child at age 18-25? Student allowances should be universal, just as Helen Clark believed.
No way, its hard enough that we have moved out then we judged by our parents income to get a living allowance, No way!!
Wealthy parents don't give out hand out to there children.