University Alliance proposes the reform of ‘top up fees’ in England to introduce a Graduate Contribution Scheme.
These proposals build on the best features of the existing student finance system whilst addressing the need for immediate reform in some areas. The Alliance report ‘Impact of Fees: a review of the evidence’, outlines the case for these proposals based on a thorough analysis of the current system.
The broader issues for higher education funding (how to reach a sustainable funding position and the balance of contributions between Government, business and individuals) are addressed in our first submission to the Browne review. Domestic fee income is one, relatively small, income stream amongst many.