Tuition fees are still unknown to UK 2018 university students despite the fact that the first deadline for the study program at Oxford and Cambridge is in October. It is not yet decided by ministers if the fees will go above £9,500 a year or not, although head teachers asserted to the government that students should be knowledgeable about the tuition fees that they will have to pay.
The tuition fee level should be stated by Autumn 2017 before the application procedures for 2018-19 university places starts. The increase in tuition fees has already reached £9,250, however, in the upcoming year, it seems like the fees will transcend £9,500 by Autumn 2018.
"If inflation is recognized for universities, it should surely be recognized for students too," as stated by the leader of the ASCL head teachers' union. Theresa May, the British prime minister, is contemplating a strategy to point out the universities that charge high fees but neglect to rally students' earnings. As a result, the universities minister, Jo Johnson, requested detailed earnings reports of staff/alumni earning more than £100,000 a year, and that they should be made public. In addition, those who exceed £150,000 will be forced to justify their pay levels. The prime minister's first secretary of state, Damian Green, is considering the necessity of an existing "national debate" on tuition fees.