the tuition fee
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What is so frustrating about the poor quality of these arguments is that they ignore the real and important concerns surrounding fee increases.
First, the increase will affect students currently at university, depending on how their university contracts are written. Most universities hold the right to increase fees; leaving students who began their degrees expecting to pay one price with the possibility of paying more.
Some universities, like Nottingham, have decided not to increase fees for current students. But some, like Exeter, are set to apply the increase to students currently at university.
According to the Offa (Office for Fair Access), 36 universities have been approved to charge the higher fee £9,250 for all subjects , while 121 out of 123 universities with full-time undergraduates plan to charge £9,250 for some of their courses.
I can’t think how this is acceptable. It seems to go against good purchase practices to change the price of the service midway through its usage, when most students are unlikely to pull out. They either have to pay more or accept that they have wasted £18,000.
Currently, many students feel in the dark as to how much they will be expected to pay in the coming few years. There’s been a complete lack of information from universities and the Government.
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