From 1972 to 1975 I got a Local Education Authority grant of £10 a week to go to technical college. I don't recall the LEA enquiring about my Mum's financial circumstances at the time.You do know in the past era's most are talking about that 'Student Grants' while 'free money for education' had to be means tested. This meant that in 1979 because of the aspirational actions and deeds of my parents I got no grant money to go to college. While the bussiness was resonably good they could barely afford and maintain the business and send me or my brother into further education. Thus part of the reason I enlisted.
I suppose I could have looked for some type of sponsership, being stuck in the heart of dartmoor made that difficult, but rather I understood that part of becoming adult is to strike out on ones own two feet.