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Funding higher fees: some implications of a rise in the fee cap

  • 3 April 2008
  • By Juliet Chester and Bahram Bekhradnia
  • HEPI number 35

This report considers some of the implications of any rise in the maximum fee payable by full-time UK and EU undergraduates at English institutions without a commensurate increase in commitment of public expenditure by the Westminster Government. The purpose of the report is to explore the options that would be available to the Government if it wished to raise the fee cap while maintaining public contributions at around their current level. Four possible approaches are described in detail.

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