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The University of Nottingham is capping tuition fees for returning students in 2017

Posted by Hannah Oakman | August 12, 2016 | Finance, legal, HR

Students beginning undergraduate degrees at The University of Nottingham this September and those continuing with their studies - will not pay inflation rates on tuition fees in 2017.

While other institutions nationally have not confirmed their plans, following a Government announcement to allow undergraduate fees to rise in line with inflation, the University is thought to be one of the first to state this will not apply to returning students.

For students joining the university for the 2017/18 academic year an inflationary increase will apply. This will see fees rise from £9,000 to £9,250. This is subject to new regulations expected to be passed in autumn 2016.

Registrar Dr Paul Greatrix said: “Since the £9,000 fee level was introduced in 2012 it has not been subject to inflation and has not reflected the rising costs we face in providing high quality education.

“While we believe this rise offers excellent value for money, and reflects our world-class teaching and research, we want to ensure students have as much information in advance about tuition fees to help with their decision making.

“We have also made a decision that returning students in 2017, which includes those joining us in September 2016 and no doubt anxiously awaiting A-level results, will be charged the £9,000 fee throughout the course of their degrees.”

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson announced that universities meeting the expectations of the first year of the new Teaching Excellence Framework would be able to raise fees from September 2017.

The University of Nottingham is one of a number of institutions on a provisional list eligible to apply the increase to maintain the fee level in line with inflation from 2017. This decision is based on the strength of our recent Higher Education Review by the Quality Assurance Agency.

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