Free tuition should be available for everyones first degree, no grants, just no tuition.
Industry should decide on the number of places available on each degree course universities offer (with a minimum number available for each)
Student loans for living costs should be available at an interest rate that makes is cost neutral for the government to run.
Why does this idea matter?
This would give everyone the chance at higher education, a level playing field, it would reduce the burden on LEAs as they would not have to do means testing and having industry decide how many places are available on what courses would reduce the amount of people studying useless degrees.