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Tuition fees will be frozen and living cost loans will be increased

Universities Minister Chris Skidmore

This morning the Universities Minister has confirmed that tuition fees will be frozen and living cost loans will be increased for students starting higher education courses in 2020/21.

These arrangements for 2020/21 are being announced this summer so that students to have the assurances they need when applying to university for 2020/21.

The Government is conducting its major review of post-18 education and funding and will carefully consider the independent panel’s recommendations before concluding the review at the Spending Review.  

Universities Minister Chris Skidmore said:

“I am pleased to announce not only are we freezing tuition fees for 2020/21, but we are also increasing maintenance loans for living costs to the highest ever level – keeping more money in students’ pockets.

“As a Government, we have seen a record rate of disadvantaged 18-year-olds going to university, and we have made it a priority to ensure that we continue to improve access and participation across the country. 

“Today’s announcement continues to demonstrate the Government’s commitment to ensuring that every student is given an equal chance – extending opportunity and reducing barriers, while still enabling universities to plan sustainably for the future.”

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