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    Mr Willets,

    I'm considering studying a degree which includes a foundation year in 2011, and was wondering whether when I start the actual degree in 2012, I'd be paying the new fee amount of the old fee amount like everyone else who begins studying in 2011. Would you be able to shed any light on this for me?

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by Addzter)
    Mr Willets,

    I'm considering studying a degree which includes a foundation year in 2011, and was wondering whether when I start the actual degree in 2012, I'd be paying the new fee amount of the old fee amount like everyone else who begins studying in 2011. Would you be able to shed any light on this for me?

    Thanks.
    In fact you will pay neither. For the first year you will pay the lower fees rate (obviously), subsequently you will pay the lower rate plus inflation (probably about £200-300 year on year), still better than £9000 a year.
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    (Original post by Erebos)
    In fact you will pay neither. For the first year you will pay the lower fees rate (obviously), subsequently you will pay the lower rate plus inflation (probably about £200-300 year on year), still better than £9000 a year.
    Are you sure? How do you know?
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    (Original post by Addzter)
    Are you sure? How do you know?
    I'm applying for chemistry with a foundation year so I phoned up every university I'm applying to, to ask about the fees. 3 out of my 5 choices said more or less the same thing i.e. lower fees rate rising with inflation, the other two said they basically didn't know. For complete piece of mind, I suggest you phone your first choice university and ask for written confirmation, as I have done.

    Hopes this helps.

    Edit: Just thought I'd check that you are talking about 'integrated' foundation years, because I believe it may be a different situation for people taking a foundation year which is separate from their degree course.
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    Integrated foundation year - same price (£3300ish+inflation)

    Foundation year and then starting a separate degree - £3300ish foundation year; higher fees (£6k-£9k or whatever your uni charges) for the actual degree
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    (Original post by Erebos)
    I'm applying for chemistry with a foundation year so I phoned up every university I'm applying to, to ask about the fees. 3 out of my 5 choices said more or less the same thing i.e. lower fees rate rising with inflation, the other two said they basically didn't know. For complete piece of mind, I suggest you phone your first choice university and ask for written confirmation, as I have done.

    Hopes this helps.

    Edit: Just thought I'd check that you are talking about 'integrated' foundation years, because I believe it may be a different situation for people taking a foundation year which is separate from their degree course.
    No, it is an integrated foundation year. Thanks for the info, though. I did actually phone up the university I'm applying for the foundation year at, and they said they didn't know yet, so this gives me some peace of mind.
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    (Original post by Erebos)
    In fact you will pay neither. For the first year you will pay the lower fees rate (obviously), subsequently you will pay the lower rate plus inflation (probably about £200-300 year on year), still better than £9000 a year.
    Hey why are you getting unconditionals
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    (Original post by Stasiaxx)
    Hey why are you getting unconditionals
    Because I already have all of my qualifications, hence I am not awaiting results.
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    (Original post by Erebos)
    Because I already have all of my qualifications, hence I am not awaiting results.
    what a levels did you take to make you take fundation chemistry
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    (Original post by Stasiaxx)
    what a levels did you take to make you take fundation chemistry
    English Literature
    Philosophy
    History

    i.e. non-science subjects.
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    (Original post by Stasiaxx)
    what a levels did you take to make you take fundation chemistry
    You should definitely not be going to University.
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    (Original post by AskMeAnything)
    You should definitely not be going to University.
    and why is that my first question could have been answered i got AAA or whatever in history...
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    (Original post by Stasiaxx)
    and why is that my first question could have been answered i got AAA or whatever in history...
    That's quite a feat for someone who's clearly illiterate!
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    (Original post by AskMeAnything)
    That's quite a feat for someone who's clearly illiterate!
    :naughty: Why the vulgar hostility?
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    (Original post by AskMeAnything)
    That's quite a feat for someone who's clearly illiterate!
    Actually im dyslexic but i did get a B in AS English language, i intend to study product design engineering so people wont have to put up with my bad spelling
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    (Original post by Erebos)
    Why the vulgar hostility?
    (Original post by Stasiaxx)
    Actually im dyslexic but i did get a B in AS English language, i intend to study product design engineering so people wont have to put up with my bad spelling
    Shame dudess. I apologise, I've clearly let my bad mood get the better of me!

    I'm dyspraxic. We should make a league or something.

    Things like this are why my rep see-saws more than Nick Clegg on tuition fees.
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    (Original post by AskMeAnything)
    Shame dudess. I apologise, I've clearly let my bad mood get the better of me!

    I'm dyspraxic. We should make a league or something.

    Things like this are why my rep see-saws more than Nick Clegg on tuition fees.
    We should make a league ill see you i at sussex
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    The exact regime will depend on the individual university and how integrated your foundation degree is. But I believe you may well count as starting your main degree in 2012 so we expect you will be covered by the new regime. Next the better news. The new regime has some quite valuable features. You will for example find that you do not start repaying your student loan when you earn more than £15k as at present but instead at £21k - monthly repayments will be lower under our new scheme than they are at present.
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    (Original post by David Willetts)
    The exact regime will depend on the individual university and how integrated your foundation degree is. But I believe you may well count as starting your main degree in 2012 so we expect you will be covered by the new regime. Next the better news. The new regime has some quite valuable features. You will for example find that you do not start repaying your student loan when you earn more than £15k as at present but instead at £21k - monthly repayments will be lower under our new scheme than they are at present.
    Not sure if this news really outweighs the fact he'll have to pay twice the costs for Uni...
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      (Original post by jakemittle)
      Not sure if this news really outweighs the fact he'll have to pay twice the costs for Uni...
      Triple, in fact.
     
     
     
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