A change in the law is expected to be seen in the educational system of the UK. The reason for implementing a new law is the attempt to stop universities charging students tuition fees in amount of £9,000. Ministers say that too many universities are "clustering their charges at the upper end". The government stands for the maximum fee to be applied only under "exceptional circumstances" and there is no need in trebling fees.
The next academic year universities will face a budget cut of nearly £1bn. According to ministers, fees in amount of £7,000 and £8,000 would be enough to replace the loss of state funding.
On Thursday, the custom essays
regarding fees was published. Ministers have claimed: "If the sector as a whole appeared to be clustering their charges at the upper end of what is legally possible, and thereby increasing the pressure on public funds, we will have to reconsider what powers are available, including changes to legislation, to ensure there is differentiation in charges. We intend to keep this under very close review for 2012/13."
However, there could be found no information on how the government is planning to distinguish between universities that have the power to charge trebled fees and the rest. In the guidance, ministers make it clear that universities are emboldened to charge less from students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
According to recent finding, among universities which plan to charge maximum fees are Oxford
. It has been counted that students from these universities could start repay fees only after they graduate and manage to earn an income of more than £21,000.