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Students hit by fees chaos

by Siân Ruddick
Issue No. 2282

The government’s constantly shifting plans for higher education funding have thrown students into chaos.

Applications to universities from students living in Britain have dropped by a record 15 percent, according to official figures released last week.

The drop comes after the government pushed through a tripling of tuition fees to up to £9,000 a year.

On top of that, last week 20 universities changed their fees levels. They will charge less than £7,500 a year in order to attract more students with lower A-level grades.

The sudden change won’t help students who have already made decisions on which universities they can afford based on previous fee levels.

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Tue 6 Dec 2011, 17:55 GMT
Issue No. 2282
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