Who should pay for degrees?
At the moment students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland pay up to £3,290 a year. The Browne Report, which looked into tuition structures, recommended that universities be allowed to set their own fees, with a levy if they charge more than £7,000.
Allowing universities to set their own fees may relieve the burden on taxpayers, but could lead to elite institutions charging more, pricing out the less well-off.
Has this announcement made you reconsider applying to university? Should higher education be subsidised? What does this mean for universities?
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