IFS finds students left with £50,800 debt

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), an independent economic think tank, has found that students in England leave university with an average of £50,800 in debt. A report published last Wednesday by the IFS states that students from the poorest backgrounds graduate with debt of £57,000 from a three-year degree. The report warned that there […]

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Government pledges student loans for EU students starting courses in 2017

On 11 October, the Department for Education announced that EU students applying for undergraduate courses starting next year will receive student loans covering the tuition fees for their whole degree, regardless of Brexit. Under current regulations, full tuition fee funding is available for all UK and EU students for the duration of their undergraduate degrees. […]

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OUSU campaign to prevent tuition fee increases for current Oxford students

Oxford University’s Student Union has released a video as part of their campaign to prevent the university raising tuition fees for current UK and EU students. They revealed that Oxford University plan on raising fees from £9,000 to £9,250 from 2017/18 for all students, including those who are currently studying here. The changes will be […]

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Oxford reacts to tuition fee rises

Undergraduate tuition fees will rise to £9,250 per year from October 2017, after which they will continue to rise in line with inflation, Oxford University has announced. Although the government’s student finance system will continue to extend loans covering the full amount for UK students, this change will represent for many a significant increase in […]

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OUSU condemns “unthinkable” fee rise suggestion

Oxford Vice-Chancellor Andrew Hamilton claimed yesterday that universities should be able to charge undergraduate students higher tuition fees. Claiming that on average it costs £16,000 a year to educate an Oxford student, Professor Hamilton argued that a system of fees more closely related to the cost of education provided had become necessary. The comments were […]

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