Universities around the country are ignoring the fees plan
and will charge the full £9,000 when it comes into play in
Some of the worst universities throughout
England are planning to charge the full fees amount of £9,000.
Although ministers announced that the normal fee amount would be an
average of £6,000, the majority of the bottom 20 universities have
snubbed this and will end up charging more than £7,500.
The plan from the government that universities
take more poor, disabled, or ethnic minority students looks
ominous, with the Office for Fair Access not having the legal
powers needed to enforce universities to do so.
The new fees programme has put a lot of
pressure onto universities, with the new fees not starting to be
paid back until 2015, creating a black hole of around £1bn.
Therefore this may mean that ministers have to axe 38,000
university places to cut costs and bring them back in line with the
Treasury forecasts. There are still only a hand full of graduate jobs, and
with apprenticeships becoming more common universities are going to
be hard pushed to persuade students who want to graduate with a
degree the benefits. With the average graduate who takes a course
with fees around £9,000 leaving university with a
graduate debt of up to £80,000.
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