Will higher university fees create elitism?
Students in universities in England face tuition fees of up to £9,000 per year from 2012 under government proposals to be announced today. Will this deter people from higher education?
The plans which follow Lord Browne's recent funding review could see institutions charge £6,000 per year with an upper limit of £9,000. Universities charging this higher amount would have to do more to help students from poorer backgrounds gain access to these courses.
The changes will mean many arts and humanities courses would become dependent on fee income, rather than state funding.
Ministers claim the changes will mean a sustainable funding system for universities. Student unions have warned that MPs will face a "huge backlash".
Will these changes stop you from going to university? Are you worried about education funding for your children? Do you work in higher education? Do you think the government's plans the best way to fund higher education? Will certain courses suffer more?
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