What is wrong with tuition fees!?!Watch
From my understanding of the tuition-fees debate, the government has proposed the idea that, you dont have to pay it back at once but over a period (all depending on how much you earn). That you wont have to pay anything after 20 years (just heard on the BBC news), and if you dont earn above £15000 you wont have to pay anything at all!!
Plus it will all go to better facilities for the unis, and enable unrepresented students with potential to go on to the top universities. Isnt that what we want?..............................
However, opponents argue whether poorer students should be supported on the cost of middle class students and other little arguments which are still unclear to me.
what do you guys think?
Why should you pay for further education, why do university funds have to be ringfenced, the NHS can have more money shovelled into it, why cant universities?
Even more so, why should you pay money for this education when you will most likely pay more in tax than those that dont graduate from university anyway, so you will fund it already.
To be paying back govt for the education they encourage you to have for 20yrs + is just absurd.
NikNak - y does the US having high fees justify the UK having high fees. Your government is currently Rewpublican and as such has given you tax cuts whereas we just get tax rises (notice NI increases, its all stealth tax). We pay more taxes so we dont want to haveto pay for anything. For example most Americans dont qualify for free health service, everyone in England does. We have a different government structure (a better one) and are less consumer driven than you. Even though our economy is becoming more polarised with America.
You arguement is pretty stupid because the people who have to pay the tuiton fees are unemployed teenagers - it doesn't matter if America has lower taxes than us, the 18 year olds still need to find massive amounts of money. We should think ourselves lucky that our fees are so low.
God save America!
hello you pay the fees back when you earn over £15,000, its not upfront, neway they are also saying that you wont have to pay them back if you never earn over £15,000. So I dont think its stupid
The government is trying to get more people to go to university, but is then trying to get people to pay for it. Why should we pay for university, Scottish universities wont charge money and they are funded through england as the Westminster parliament is still in charge of Scottish taxes. .
I am not worried but working class will be put of going Uni. We will end up with only the rich and middle class at uni.
£3,000 per year is simply not enough. I expected the government to raise tuition fees to £7,000 or more. Students have an easy ride.