New support package for students

Published: 2 December 2011 at 13:32

Anglia Ruskin to increase fee waivers for students from September 2012

The Office of Fair Access (OFFA) announced today (Friday 2 December 2011) that it has approved Anglia Ruskin University’s revised proposal and strengthened support package for students from September 2012.

Under the revised agreement all full-time undergraduate applicants from households where income is less than £25,000 per annum will receive a fee waiver of at least £1,500 per year on their tuition fees; 160 students can benefit from the National Scholarship Programme (NSP) awards in the form of fee waivers representing £3,000 in year one and £1,900 per year in years two and three; and all students from households where income is between £25,000 and £35,000 will receive a fee waiver of £500 per year for each year of their course. 

Sandra Hollis, Pro Vice Chancellor said:

“We have focussed on student success and supporting wider access to higher education from the beginning, hence our decision to charge £7,500 - £8,300 a year tuition fees from September 2012. 
“Students choosing to study Anglia Ruskin degrees at our further education college partners, in the UK, are also entitled to the new fee waivers, and will be charged £6,500 a year tuition fees.  This reflects our on-going commitment to encourage those with academic ability to consider higher education as something that is appropriate and accessible to them.”