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Graduates could be forced to pay back double their original student loans under the new fees system in England, figures have suggested.

Exeter to charge full tuition fee

Exeter has become the latest university to announce plans to charge UK and EU students £9,000 tuition fees from next year.

Hundreds of Oxbridge dons demand inquiry into tuition fees

More than 600 Oxbridge academics are demanding a halt to implementing government proposals for tuition fees to rise to up to £9,000 a year.

Private university intake allowed to get state loan

Universities Secretary David Willetts provoked fury last night when he revealed that students studying privately would be given access to Government loans and grants.

Legal challenge launched over tuition fees

The Government is facing a legal challenge to its plans to raise tuition fees to up to £9,000 a year.

Liverpool Hope University declines maximum fees

Liverpool Hope today became the first university to announce it will not charge students maximum £9,000 tuition fees from next year.

Cambridge to charge £9,000 – and expects others to follow lead

Cambridge University has led the way in becoming the first higher education institution to announce plans for charging the maximum £9,000-a-year fee for all its courses. It made it clear that one of the main reasons was that it expected "most if not all of our peers to charge the maximum".

Russell Group universities shun 'soft subjects'

A group of top universities published guidance today revealing a preference for students who take traditional A-levels.

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