HC Deb 13 March 2003 vol 401 c399W
13. Tom Brake

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on top-up fees. [102715]

Margaret Hodge

From 2006, we will give universities the freedom to set tuition fees, up to a maximum of £3,000. Universities will set out in Access Agreements how they will safeguard and promote access when they set their fees.

In addition, no student or parent will have to pay fees up-front. We will offer loans for fees, subsidised in the same way as the current maintenance loans, with a fair and equitable system of repayments.