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UK Students Will Pay Full Tuition Fees If Classes Remain Online, Say Government

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UK students will pay the full £9,250 annual tuition fee even if universities are still closed in the autumn, the universities minister, Michelle Donelan said yesterday.

“We don't believe students will be entitled to reimbursement if the quality is there,” Donelan told The Times yesterday.

“We have already seen over the last few months courses being delivered online and virtually, and to an amazing quality.”

She tweeted: “To be clear, we only expect full tuition fees to be charged if online courses are of good quality, fit for purpose and help students progress towards their qualification.”

Student reactions

A recent QS survey revealed that 75 percent of students think tuition fees should be discounted if they have to study online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Several students took to Twitter to voice their opinion on the decision announced today to continue to charge students the full amount.

This decision comes after a petition was signed by nearly 135,000 students demanding that UK students reimburse students for this academic year following strike action.

The government’s university support package

The UK Government also announced a support package yesterday to help ‘protect students and the higher education sector from the impact of coronavirus.’

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said: “We are committed to supporting our world-class universities and students through this unprecedented challenging time. So, we are putting measures in place to help protect students and staff from the impact of coronavirus.”

Here’s what the government have said:

  • There will be a cap on the number of domestic and international students in the 2020/21 academic year. This is calculated by the number of domestic undergraduate students they have forecasted to the Office of Students plus 5 percent.
  • The government will be able to allocate an additional 10,000 places, with 5,000 of these reserved for nursing, midwifery and healthcare courses.
  • £2.6 billion worth of tuition fees will be brought forward by the government to help universities manage their financial risk.
  • Universities will receive £100 million to fund research.

Science Minister, Amanda Solloway said: “This £100 million we are bringing forward will provide immediate help to ensure the excellent research taking place in our universities continues throughout this period of uncertainty.”

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Written by Chloe Lane
A Content Writer for TopUniversities.com, Chloe has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Reading and grew up in Leicestershire, UK. 

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