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16 to 24 high needs funding: additional information
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This information relates to the 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 academic years. Please visit the high needs funding arrangements page for the latest information.
Additional information about EFA 16 to 24 high needs funding arrangements for the 2013 to 2014 and the 2014 to 2015 academic years.
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) is responsible for providing funding in relation to high needs students (HNS) aged up to 18 and young people aged 19 to 24 starting a new course in further education if they are subject to a statutory Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA) ) and / or education, health and care plan (EHCP).
An HNS is defined as a student who requires £6,000 or more of additional learning support.