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Tuition fees not deterred young people entering UNI.

Tuition fees not deterred young people entering UNI.

There is no evidence higher tuition fees have deterred young people in England from applying to university, says Education Secretary Damian Hinds.

He said applications, including from disadvantaged youngsters, had risen despite fees rising to £9,250 per year.

This is despite a review, commissioned by the prime minister, being expected to call for a significant cut in fees.

But Mr Hinds said the student finance system was "very progressive" and should not put off young people.

The education secretary has written to the higher education regulator, the Office for Students, calling for greater efforts to ensure university access for people from all backgrounds and parts of the country.

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