Analysis of Tuition Fees in the UK

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Introduction The tuition fees in the UK (United Kingdom) universities are the most expensive in the world. The tuition fees were first introduced in September 1998 in the UK as a means to fund the undergraduate programs across the universities in the UK. Between 1998 and 2003, the UK students were required to pay up to £1,000 a year for the tuition. However, in January 2004, the UK government increased the tuition fees that universities were allowed to charge across the UK. In 2009, the universities were allowed to charge up to £3,290 for home students. However, on October 2010, the UK government removed the cap on the tuition fees, and the new policy allowed the universities to charge up to £9,000 per students as the tuition fees. In 2012, 64 universities in the UK announced their intention to charge home students £9,000 as the tuition fees. (McMeeking, 2013). To acquire the university degree certificates, many undergraduate and postgraduate students go to any length, which include raising loans from the banks to pay their tuition fees. Typically, many poorer students in the UK may not afford to pay their tuition fees unless they raise loans from the banks. Thus, students have to pay thousands of the UK pounds to complete their educations. This strategy makes many of the students to leave the universities with large debts. The question is: "Is this fair to poorer students who may be as talented and intelligent as others"? The essay discusses this question from

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