CHILDREN of service personnel killed in action are to get £8,200 a year to put them through university. From today, they will receive £3,200 for tuition fees and £5,000 for living expenses under an education scholarship scheme. Payments will continue after fees rise up to £9,000, meaning some children will get £14,000 a year. Universities minister David Willetts said the scheme gave service personnel "protection for the education of their children". He added: "Even when money is tight and with tuition fees rising, we are committed to this scheme." Children of service personnel killed in action to get £8k a year for uni | The Sun |News|Campaigns|Our Boys Wont cost them a fortune, but will be a nice helping hand to those that do qualify. Cheap way of buying votes, or a nice gesture?