Public Service: Let's do away with the scaremongering over university fees

As part of our work for Lord Browne’s independent review of student fees, University Alliance found that misunderstanding and myths about university fees are causing more of a barrier to entry than the system itself.

UCAS application data shows that the introduction of £3,000 fees along with fee-loans and grants did not have a negative impact on participation or access to higher education in England. Not only has demand continued to increase since 2006 but growth has been higher in England than in Scotland (where there are no fees) and highest among students from the most disadvantaged areas.

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