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Student Finance. Changes to fees in 2012 What finance is available Applying for finance. Government changes to Higher Education. Teaching budgets to be cut by 82% - from £4billion to £700million over 4 years. For some courses, public funding is being removed entirely.

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Student finance

Student Finance

  • Changes to fees in 2012

  • What finance is available

  • Applying for finance


Student finance

Government changes to Higher Education

  • Teaching budgets to be cut by 82% - from £4billion to £700million over 4 years.

  • For some courses, public funding is being removed entirely.

  • New £150m National Scholarships Scheme for “bright potential students from poor backgrounds”.


Student finance

Proposed changes

- Tuition Fees

  • Universities can charge a basic threshold of £6,000 per year for tuition fees (current max. = £3,375)

  • In “exceptional cases”, some universities will be able to charge up to £9,000, on approval by the Office For Fair Access (OFFA).

by 19 April deadline of the 80 universities that had confirmed their 2012 planned fees, nearly 70% want to charge the full £9,000 for all or some courses


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Proposed changes - repayments

  • No repayments until after you are earning £21,000 (currently £15,000)

  • Repayment = 9% of income above £21,000

  • All outstanding repayments written off after 30 years.

Interest rates: RPI (inflation) + 3% during study


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Proposed repayments


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How to apply

Logon to www.direct.gov.uk/sf-apply and register

When to apply

Registration opens in March

When you receive your money

Payments are made after you have started your university course not before - so make contingencies !


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