Foresters Member Benefits Ease the Burden of Higher Education

Thursday, August 23, 2012

With the new academic year fast approaching, parents are looking at how they are going to meet the ever rising costs of fees, books, transport and other expenses for their children.  And, with many families having more than one child in higher education, finances are becoming ever more stretched.

Foresters Friendly Society's Educational Award can help towards the cost of studying. The discretionary grant is available for members over the age of 16 who are in further education and studying for a recognised qualification.  Up to £220 a year can be paid to those who are studying on a full-time course.  Over a two or three year course this adds up to a substantial sum.

In addition to the Educational Award, Foresters offers a wider range of benefits including further financial assistance through discretionary dental and optical grants, online savings and discounts off top high street brands; and a telephone helpline offering care services from legal advice, to debt & redundancy counselling and identity theft support.  These extra benefits are available to all members who take out a policy with Foresters.

Neil Armitage, Marketing Director at Foresters Friendly Society said, "A good education is more important than ever but, with rising costs, many parents are concerned that their children will end up with a huge debt.  Making a positive contribution to peoples' lives was Foresters main aim when it was set up in 1834, helping members as they move through life and with the Educational Award, we want to encourage people of all ages to continue with their education to give them the best chance of success in their working lives."

For more information about the Foresters Extras range of benefits go to

Membership benefits are not regulated by the FSA.