- University funding review
Lord Browne on The Student Room - Read the responses
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The Top level recommendations from the Browne Review:
A removal of the cap on tuition fees of £3,290 per year so universities can set their own fees.
Universities that charge more than £6,000 a year in fees will have to give a proportion of their extra income to supporting poorer students.
A 10% increase in university places.
Graduates to start repaying the cost of their degrees when they earn £21,000 a year or more – up from £15,000.
Universities that charge more than £7,000 will be scrutinised to ensure they widen access.
Part-time students no longer to pay fees up-front and instead to pay them when they graduate.
Any balance remaining after 30 years is written off.
Universities to issue US-style student charters that give information on employment rates for their courses.
Increase in living expenses for students who come from homes where the household income is £70,000 or below
The interest rate at which graduates pay back their loans will be at the government's cost of borrowing – inflation plus 2.2%. However, those students earning below £21,000 will pay no real interest rate. Their loan balance will increase in line with inflation
A super-quango for higher education to be created to distribute government funding, deal with student complaints and ensure fair access and quality
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Signing off - thank youby Lord Browne
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