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The University of Nottingham Joins Others in Raising Fees

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The University of Nottingham has joined a list of universities that have announced plans to increase tuition fees for the 2017-18 academic year.

The University confirmed via an official statement that they will be implementing an inflationary increase to tuition fees, from £9,000 to £9,250. The planned fee increase will not impact returning students or those joining the University for the upcoming academic year.

Commenting on the planned increase, vice-chancellor professor Sir David Greenaway said: "Since the £9,000 fee level was introduced in 2012 it has not been subject to inflation and has not reflected the rising costs we face in providing high quality education".

The increase is being announced by the University so that it provides students with as much information in advance about tuition fees and helps with their decision making.

The announcement from the University of Nottingham follows those made by Durham, Kent and Royal Holloway last month, which came under heavy criticism from students.

The university has however decided that returning students in 2017, which includes those starting in September 2017, will not be charged the higher amount and will still be subject to the £9,000 fee through the course of their degree.

The rise follows the announcement by Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson that universities will be able to increase fees if they meet expectations during the first year of the new Teaching Excellence Framework.