HC Deb 07 March 1990 vol 168 cc621-2W
Mr. Andrew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the additional administrative costs falling upon higher education institutions of(a) the proposed student loans scheme, (b) the proposed access funds and (c) the payment of tuition fees in three instalments rather than one.

Mr. Jackson

The Government are considering what role the higher education institutions might play in securing access to the top-up loans for their students. It is not expected that administration of the access funds will add noticeably to the costs of institutions' student advisory services. The additional costs of the termly payment of tuition fees are expected to be negligible.