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NUS wants fixed fees for overseas students

25 FEB 2014

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According to the NUS, up to 175,000 international students a year find that their fees are increased by thousands of pounds a year, often without notice, reason or support.

Half of universities do not provide any guarantee of what the fee will be for each year of study, the NUS said its research had revealed – and so some overseas students find themselves unable to continue because of rising costs.

As a consequence, some international students are forced to seek additional part-time employment, supplementary loans, or drastically reduce expenditure in order to foot the bill, the NUS said. Others are unable to travel home to see their families, or afford course resources.

Daniel Stevens, NUS international students’ officer, said the campaign had one simple goal: to abolish in-course fee increases.

 

Read full article: Times Higher Education