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Tuition Scheme Sparks Worries

Science  31 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5607, pp. 637
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5607.637a

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A revolutionary proposal in British higher education--a system of graded tuition fees--may scare students away from science courses, researchers fear. The government plan, aired last week, would abandon the existing one-size-fits-all fee and allow universities to charge students up to $5000 per year.