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ERIC Number: ED588092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 84
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: 978-1-908240-36-1
Differential Tuition Fees: Horses for Courses? HEPI Report 104
Hillman, Nick
Higher Education Policy Institute
In England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the funding systems for full-time, first-time undergraduate students differ. Despite these differences, universities in each of the three parts of the United Kingdom (UK) with tuition fees--England, Wales and Northern Ireland--all share a common tendency to set them at the same (maximum) rate for full-time, first-time undergraduate students irrespective of the discipline or the institution. This paper summarises the debate about differential tuition fees in UK higher education. It includes the results of a survey among students about differential fees. It also argues that differential fees are unlikely to deliver the benefits their supporters claim.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) (United Kingdom)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Scotland); United Kingdom (Wales); United Kingdom (Northern Ireland); European Union; Australia; United States