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Student Fees

Volume 115: debated on Friday 8 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will announce the fees to be charged to students attending Scottish institutions other than universities in the academic year 1987–88.

For the academic year 1987–88, I have prescribed the following fee levels for home students and for students from other European Community countries on full-time advanced courses in the central institutions and colleges of education (fees for 1986–87 are shown in brackets):

££
Postgraduate courses1,730(1,680)
Undergraduate and equivalent courses556(536)
Fees for home and other European Community students on courses at local authority colleges are the responsibility of the local authorities. I understand that the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities has decided to recommend fees as follows:
££
Postgraduate courses1,730(1,680)
Advanced full-time courses556(536)
Non-advanced full-time courses360(325)
For overseas students the Government's policy is that students should pay fees that cover the cost of their education. Local authorities and institutions are free to determine the fees to be charged in accordance with that policy, and in the light of their own circumstances.I understand that the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities has decided to recommend to local authorities the folowing fees for students at local authority colleges paying the overseas rate who began their courses on or after 1 September 1980:
££
Advanced courses3,720(3,540)
Non-advanced courses2,055(1,947)