Tuition Fees

Cut tuition fees and bring back grants, says official review
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Cut tuition fees and bring back grants, says official review

Augar inquiry commissioned by Theresa May tries to tackle concerns about skills gaps
30 May 2019
Starbucks to pay UK employees’ tuition fees at US university
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Starbucks to pay UK employees’ tuition fees at US university

Dozens of baristas will be offered the chance to earn a free online degree in pilot scheme
2 Apr 2019
Student loan shake-up creates £12bn black hole
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Student loan shake-up creates £12bn black hole

ONS says changes to the way student loans are treated will dramatically increase the budget deficit
18 Dec 2018
Is university worth the money?
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Is university worth the money?

New government study examines whether the average UK student benefits economically from higher education
27 Nov 2018
One in five UK uni students now teetotal
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One in five UK uni students now teetotal

Financial pressures, a wider diversity of faiths and increased health awareness contributing to drop in drinking
25 Sep 2018
Tory fightback over tuition fees begins
First introduced by Labour, tuition fees have now risen to £9,250 a year
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Tory fightback over tuition fees begins

Long-awaited review of higher education funding has power to woo younger voters but is politically ‘risky’
14 Feb 2018
Tuition fees to be frozen under May’s ‘revolution’
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Tuition fees to be frozen under May’s ‘revolution’

The PM woos young voters with plans to and freeze tuition fees and raise the threshold at which students make repayments
2 Oct 2017

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Tuition fees 'should be cut', says two-thirds of public
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Tuition fees 'should be cut', says two-thirds of public

Lord Adonis, a former Labour education minister, adds to calls for fees to be reduced
14 Aug 2017
Tuition fees: Is UK student debt really £100bn?
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Tuition fees: Is UK student debt really £100bn?

Jeremy Corbyn won't commit to writing off student debt, and admits he doesn't even know how much is owed
24 Jul 2017
Are tuition fees failing to make the grade?
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Are tuition fees failing to make the grade?

Student debt is rising, but it may not matter as much as politicians say
5 Jul 2017
Labour to scrap tuition fees for students starting September
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Labour to scrap tuition fees for students starting September

Jeremy Corbyn announces plans to abolish £9,000-a-year charges – including for EU undergraduates in UK
22 May 2017
Miliband risks pitching young versus old with fees pledge
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Miliband risks pitching young versus old with fees pledge

And will a cut in tuition fees win Labour more young voters – or just drive away angry pensioners?
27 Feb 2015
2015 Election: UK students swing towards Labour
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2015 Election: UK students swing towards Labour

Students 'hold the key' to the next general election, says NUS president
1 Dec 2014
Selling off student loans to universities: the pros and cons
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Selling off student loans to universities: the pros and cons

Universities might put more effort into helping graduates secure well-paid jobs, but at what cost?
30 Jul 2014
Paxman calls baby boomers 'most selfish generation'
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Paxman calls baby boomers 'most selfish generation'

Broadcaster lashes out as study claims young will be 25 per cent worse off than their parents
31 Oct 2011
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