HC Deb 21 February 1989 vol 147 cc550-1W
Mr. Ken Hargreaves

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what guidelines have been issued about fees for students on courses of further and higher education in the academic year 1989–90.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

For the academic year 1989–90 I have indicated the following maximum amounts for the reimbursement of fees through the awards system for home students and for students from other European Community countries on full time courses (fees for 1988–89 are shown in brackets):

£ £
Postgraduate courses 1,890 (1,800)
First degree and diploma courses 607 (578)

Higher Education Further Education
Full-time £609 (£578) £429 (£390)
Sandwich/block release (weekly rate) £16.80 (£16.00) £12.00 (£11.00)
Part-time per course hour 57p (54p) 41p (37p)
Part-time annual fee for one session per week £60.90 (£57.80) £43.00 (£39.00)

The Government's policy is that students from outside the European Community should pay fees that reflect the full cost of their education here. It is for the institutions and local authorities to determine the actual fees to be charged to overseas students in the light of this policy and of their own circumstances.

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