York & North Yorkshire

University of York to charge maximum fee

Students attending the University of York are to be charged the maximum tuition fee of £9,000 a year from October 2012.

The university revealed its plans to charge what it described as "home and EU undergraduate students" the sum on its website.

The site disclosed that the University Council had agreed the figure at a meeting on Friday.

The figure is subject approval by the Office for Fair Access.

The university said that in addition to National Scholarships, it would offer a range of scholarships, waivers and bursaries.

Cash support

First-year students with scholarships would receive £4,500 in support, while other first-year students from families with an income of less than £25,000 will receive support worth £3,000.

Hardship funds for students would also also be increased, the site claimed.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Brian Cantor, said: "The measures approved will maintain the University of York as an institution of the highest quality.

"The University of York is committed to four key objectives - excellence, internationalisation, sustainability and inclusivity.

"We shall continue to invest in providing the best possible experience for our students.

"We will ensure that York continues to attract and support students from a diverse range of backgrounds and that anyone who has the ability to benefit from a York education can do so regardless of their financial circumstances."

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