Letter: Fees for students

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Letter: Fees for students

YOUR article on tuition fees "Students staying at home to save money" (19 March) implies that students will have to pay pounds 1,000 towards the cost of their course. Only a third will be faced with this fee. Poorer students will pay nothing and the remaining third only a proportion.

The new loan scheme means no one will pay out any more for the total of maintenance and fees during their studies than they do now. Repayments of cheap-rate loans will be after they graduate, according to their own incomes.


Chief Executive, Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals

London WC1