UK: Reform for higher education and student finance

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    Government announces plans for reform of higher education and student finance to maintain England's world class universities


    The Government's plans for reforms to higher education and student finance will mean that universities continue to play a key role in promoting social mobility as well as economic growth. The new reforms will offer a more generous package of financial support for students from low income backgrounds to go to university.


    The new system will come into effect for new entrants to the university system in 2012.


    No eligible student will have to pay up front for their tuition. Students will not be expected to contribute until they are earning over £21, 000.


    Read the full Statement on higher education funding and student finance by David Willettson the Department for Business Innovation & Skills website, 3 November 2010