Tuition fees still on election agenda in Wales

Tuition fees have proved a decisive factor in previous elections. Little surprise then that such a hot topic should remain high on the agenda as politicians make their last bids for your vote.


But as those last few campaign leaflets land on the mat, it is worth just remembering that education is devolved which means decisions directly affecting Welsh students are made in Cardiff, not in London.


That said, a change in policy in England could still have implications in Wales.




As things stand, from the autumn the tuition fees you are charged would depend on the university, college and course you choose.


According to Student Finance Wales, studying at a public university or college in Wales, the maximum you can be charged in tuition fees is £9,000. The tuition fee loan available is £4,046 and the fee grant available is £4,954.


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