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The Independent Commission on Fees, set up to investigate the impact of changes to university tuition fees and loans in England in 2012, is urging the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) to launch an investigation into the current student loan system and establish whether it provides value for money for both the student and tax

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Access gap at top unis is still ten-fold, as poll shows support for lower fees for students from lower income families Students from the most advantaged areas are nearly 10 times more likely to take up a place at a top university than those from the most disadvantaged areas, according to a new report by

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Mature student applications in England have fallen by more than 18,000 (a 14% decline) since the introduction of the new £9,000 fees regime, a new analysis of UCAS data by the Independent Commission on Fees shows today. Overall full-time applicant numbers were 31,000 lower in 2013 than in 2010. The numbers of English university applicants

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The gap between working class boys and girls going to university widened in the first year of the new tuition fees regime, a new analysis of UCAS data by the Independent Commission on Fees shows today. And while the fall in acceptances did not have any disproportionate impact on less privileged areas of England overall,

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Total university applicant numbers in England have dropped by 8.8 % in the first year of higher fees.  This is 37,000 down compared with the 2010-11 academic year, according to the first report from the Independent Commission on Fees. The decline in student applicants in England for 2012-13 is not mirrored in other parts of

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This year will be first time that English higher education institutions are able to charge students up to 9000 pounds a year for tuition fees, repaid through graduate contributions after university. With this in mind, the Independent Commission on Fees will produce a series of reports assessing the impact of the increase in fees on

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