Tag Archives: Student fees

Unis face $850m hit over fees

Unis face $850m hit over fees | Andrew Trounson | Australian Higher Education | 23 July, 2014

Universities wold have to wear a prohibitive $850 million cost if they insulated incoming 2015 students from looming higher fees, peak group Universities Australia has warned.

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Revealed: winners and losers in student numbers game

Revealed: winners and losers in student numbers game  |  John Morgan | Times Higher Education | 23 Jan 2014

Figures show effect of £9,000 tuition fees and relaxation of student number controls

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Student fee hikes in review spotlight

Student fee hikes in review spotlight | Andrew Trounson | The Australian Higher Education | 22 January, 2014

FEE hikes and deregulation have been put front and centre in many of the submissions to the review of the demand-driven system, stoking speculation that slugging students more could be the price for keeping it. The Group of Eight wants to revive the Bradley review’s recommendation to allow universities to privatise some undergraduate courses by forgoing subsidies in return for the freedom to charge what they like. Such a move would see fees increase by over 50 per cent in high-demand courses.

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OFT scrutinises sector: could it challenge the fees cap?

OFT scrutinises sector: could it challenge the fees cap?  |  John Morgan | Times Higher Education | 24 October 2013

The Office of Fair Trading’s decision to examine English higher education could spell trouble for the £9,000 fee cap and may introduce true price competition to the academy, some in the sector believe.

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Elite unis attacked over fees

Elite unis attacked over fees | Julie Hare and Andrew Trounson | The Australian Higher Education | 08 August, 2012

DEBATE on fee deregulation hit boiling point this week as University of Western Sydney’s acting vice-chancellor hit out at elite universities, describing their lobbying on fees as lacking integrity. Angry that the Group of Eight, led by University of NSW vice-chancellor Fred Hilmer in a recent speech, is publicly spruiking for the removal of fee caps at the same time universities are attempting to agree on a joint position, UWS acting vice-chancellor Rhonda Hawkins has broken ranks and called for a more open debate on the issue.

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Cuts fear assumes Liberal Party rule

Cuts fear assumes Liberal Party rule |  Andrew Trounson | The Australian Higher Education | 01 August, 2012

A DEBATE on the deregulation of student fees held by Universities Australia assumed the next election would deliver a Coalition government focused on budget cuts and that any funding increases would come from students. At a UA workshop of vice-chancellors and their representatives in Canberra on Monday, participants appeared to accept that the fees discussion was not about ideology but about finding a pragmatic alternative to revenue streams in a tight fiscal environment, several sources told the HES.

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‘Exception’ becomes the rule as three in four charge £9K fees

‘Exception’ becomes the rule as three in four charge £9K fees | John Morgan | Times Higher Education | 26 July 2012

Post-92s among high risers as coalition hopes for ‘competitive pressure’ fade. About three-quarters of English universities will charge £9,000 for at least some courses next year, with several new universities increasing their average fees by about 10 per cent.

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Without fees reform, our children would really feel the pinch

Without fees reform, our children would really feel the pinch | Times Higher Education | 31 May 2012

David Willetts defends the coalition’s student finance policy as a fair, progressive model that will support the present and protect the future.

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