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    (Original post by Amanda)
    Excuse me for not having the pound symbol on my keyboard. :p:

    Either way it's still cheap. Private unis here are like $25,000+ a year.
    Which is why I live in BRITAIN not AMERICA.
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    (Original post by Amanda)
    Excuse me for not having the pound symbol on my keyboard. :p:

    Either way it's still cheap. Private unis here are like $25,000+ a year.
    He he yeah I know we are lucky really. I think I could have afforded £7000 for my first years med school fees, but only just I think, would have taken some serious saving (GEP medicine students don't get loans for 1st years fees.)

    I was just being an arse about the £ sign!
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    (Original post by Amanda)
    Excuse me for not having the pound symbol on my keyboard. :p:

    Either way it's still cheap. Private unis here are like $25,000+ a year.
    You're missing the point - it's all relative. It'd be like your private unis suddenly deciding to increase fees to $50,000 a year.
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    well this is ******* great isn't it?

    My first year of uni will be in September 2013, earliest. :|
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    (Original post by JammyP)
    Yeah it is, but it is £7000 they are raising it too, not $7000
    That's a parr.
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    (Original post by lets_make_some_music)
    but anyone on a lower income would get a bursary to subsidise the costs

    if it does happen in 2013, i'll be in my last years of uni, and i know i won't be able to afford £7000 on fees!!!!! So would i have to drop out of my course?
    No, don't our fees stay the same for the 3 years?
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    (Original post by Amanda)
    Excuse me for not having the pound symbol on my keyboard. :p:

    Either way it's still cheap. Private unis here are like $25,000+ a year.
    Private unis? LOOL explain, I've never heard of that before.
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    (Original post by elsie87)
    If it does get introduced, it would only affect people starting university that year. Top up fees had a major outcry and still got passed. I think they will get increased but whether or not they are doubled by 2013 is another story.
    Ah yeah, I see.

    Either way... they say 'poor' students will not be worse off.

    So, is it right to assume that my ~£4000 extra being paid will just go to someone else to increase their grants by ~£4000

    Struggling to see a point in increase in fees other than to redistribute wealth. Communist *******s.

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    (Original post by Shayke)
    Ah yeah, I see.

    Either way... they say 'poor' students will not be worse off.

    So, is it right to assume that my ~£4000 extra being paid will just go to someone else to increase their grants by ~£4000

    Struggling to see a point in increase in fees other than to redistribute wealth. Communist *******s.

    As I said, no you're wrong.
    There are no tuition fee grants. Everybody pays the same.
    Why can't you understand that?
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    :O Oh God, I'll be in uni then . I think the 'no-frills' degrees at ex-polys is annoying because it seems to be causing a rise in fees for decent degrees/degrees from decent unis (please don't argue about what is 'decent') for people to do worse degrees/degrees from worse unis (again, no arguing).
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    (Original post by Hafsaay)
    Private unis? LOOL explain, I've never heard of that before.
    Higher education institutions that are not funded/subsidised by the government.
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    (Original post by WelshBluebird)
    As I said, no you're wrong.
    There are no tuition fee grants. Everybody pays the same.
    Why can't you understand that?
    I CAN understand that. But these people will be getting bursaries anyway!

    If you're parents are 'poor' then you wont be worse off. Which means you will be unaffected by the £4000 rise. As you will still have to pay the £7000 tuition fee, you will get a bursary of £4000 or something around that.

    So, I will have to pay the extra £4000 tuition fee with no extra help. But someone else will get an extra £4000, from somewhere.

    If there is an increase of £4000 and they say you will be no worse off, then you will be getting an extra £4000 in some shape or form, correct?
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    (Original post by Hafsaay)
    No, don't our fees stay the same for the 3 years?
    yeah someone pointed that out earlier, shows how much i know about uni fees :p:
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    (Original post by Shayke)
    I CAN understand that. But these people will be getting bursaries anyway!

    If you're parents are 'poor' then you wont be worse off. Which means you will be unaffected by the £4000 rise. As you will still have to pay the £7000 tuition fee, you will get a bursary of £4000 or something around that.

    So, I will have to pay the extra £4000 tuition fee with no extra help. But someone else will get an extra £4000, from somewhere.

    If there is an increase of £4000 and they say you will be no worse off, then you will be getting an extra £4000 in some shape or form, correct?
    You can't understand that because earlier in the thread you mentioned people paying £1.5k because of tuition fee grants. There are no grants.

    And I seriously doubt anyone will get £4k bursaries. That's just too much for anyone to cope with giving out. Anyway, its up to the unis what bursaries they give out, not the governments. So I don't see what that has to do with tuition fees.
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    (Original post by Amanda)
    $7000 is ******* cheap. You're all spoiled little socialists. :awesome:
    Sorry, I don't think you guys are allowed to call us socialist anymore. Glass houses and all.
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    (Original post by lets_make_some_music)
    yeah someone pointed that out earlier, shows how much i know about uni fees :p:
    loool, well now you know
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    (Original post by Shayke)
    Ah yeah, I see.

    Either way... they say 'poor' students will not be worse off.

    So, is it right to assume that my ~£4000 extra being paid will just go to someone else to increase their grants by ~£4000

    Struggling to see a point in increase in fees other than to redistribute wealth. Communist *******s.

    Worse off means upfront, a tuition fee loan doesn't make you worse off.

    The point is to take tax payers money out of unis/increase revenue for universities without increasing it and also to introduce price competition into the market. Not all that communist...
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    (Original post by Hafsaay)
    Private unis? LOOL explain, I've never heard of that before.
    Goooooooooooooooooogle it..

    Private universities are not operated by governments though they may or may not receive funding (depending upon the nation and university).

    Thanks wikipedia.

    (Original post by blinkbelle)
    Which is why I live in BRITAIN not AMERICA.
    CONGRATS!

    (Original post by JammyP)
    (GEP medicine students don't get loans for 1st years fees.)
    That's lame.
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    (Original post by Quady)
    Sorry, I don't think you guys are allowed to call us socialist anymore. Glass houses and all.
    Whenever we get universal healthcare (never) I will stop. :p:
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    (Original post by elsie87)
    If it does get introduced, it would only affect people starting university that year.
    How do you know? Past performance... as the FSA would say
 
 
 
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