Friday 5 February 2016

New checks needed for university fee status

We have noticed this year that UK universities are being much more demanding in assessing the criteria as to whether a UK family currently living overseas is viewed as a home-fee or overseas-fee student.

The difference in cost for a family can be striking.  English universities have a capped annual fee of £9,000 (things do differ in other parts of the UK) whilst overseas fees can be upwards of £20,000, depending on course and institution.

Families need to forward plan if overseas or intending to go on an international assignment to consider what a university will be looking for and how best to build a portfolio of evidence.

Some thought and support at an early stage can save both time and money once that UCAS application has been posted.