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Funding higher education

Published Monday, February 26, 2018

On 28 February 2018 at 9:30am, there will be a Westminster Hall debate on Funding higher education, sponsored by Gary Streeter MP.

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This debate pack summarises the changes made to higher education funding in England and pulls together commentary from the education sector and newspapers. The paper also indicates how the subject has been treated in Parliament.

For further information, the Library has already published a number of briefings on the subject of higher education funding. In particular, Higher education funding in England sets out the general background and statistics on the issue. Other Library papers include:

Student loan interest rates FAQs

Higher education tuition fees in England

Abolition of maintenance grants in England from 2016/17

Prime Minister's announcement on changes to student funding (following the announcement – in October 2017 - of changes to the student finance system)

Support for postgraduate students in England

Part-time undergraduate students in England


The Library has also produced a number of relevant statistical briefings:

Tuition fee statistics

Student loan statistics

The value of student maintenance support

Higher education finance statistics

Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0044

Authors: Susan Hubble; Paul Bolton; Alexander Bellis

Topic: Higher education

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