§ Mr. Pickthall
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what is the total costs per Oxford and Cambridge colleges of the tuition fees top-up. 
§ Mr. Boswell
The Department estimates that total public funding payable through the mandatory awards system in the current academic year for undergraduate college fees at Oxford and Cambridge colleges to be approximately £56,000,000. The Higher Education Funding Council for England takes account of the Oxbridge colleges' fee income in determining the level of grant payable to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge and abates those universities' grants accordingly.