asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what have been the charges for (a) a full level credit course and (b) a half credit course at the Open University for each year since 1975; what are the proposed charges for 1982; and what are the percentage increases in each case.
The information for 1975 to 1981 is as follows:
|Open University—Course Tuition Fees|
|Year||Full credit||Half credit||Per cent, increase|
Per cent, increase
The university has been informed that grant for the 1982 academic year will be assessed on the basis of tuition fees of £120 per full credit course. That represents an increase of 22·4 per cent. over the fee for 1981. The Government will provide £0·5 million in the 1982 grant to enable the university to remit substantially the fees of students who are unemployed.