Quigley committee told tuition fee may lose students in Scotland

January 21, 2000

The Committee of Scottish Higher Education Principals has told the Quigley committee that the tuition fee anomaly may be losing Scottish higher education 1 per cent of its student population. And it has urged government to end the anomaly, warning that Scotland cannot afford this loss to become a trend. The committee is investigating the "Scottish anomaly", whereby Scottish undergraduates are exempted from the fourth year of tuition fees, while students from elsewhere in the United Kingdom must still pay.

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