Tuition fee questions on deadline for UCAS university application forms

Students in the region hoping to apply for university have until six o'clock on this evening to submit their forms on the UCAS website.

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Could the cost of a degree be set to rise again?

The deadline for prospective students to apply for university in September passed at 6pm today. Students are already paying fees of up to nine thousand pounds a year. But could the cost of a degree be set to rise again?

One top university has already said it wants to charge up to seventeen thousand. Meanwhile, the whole debate over who should fund higher education - and how - is rearing its head once more. ITV Meridian's Social Affairs correspondent Christine Alsford reports.

In her report Christine Alsford speaks to University of Reading Vice-Chancellor Sir David Bell, students at the University of Southampton and the University of Winchester Vice-Chancellor Professor Joy Carter.

UCAS university forms deadline at 6pm

Students celebrating their graduations after finishing university courses

Any would be students in the region hoping to apply for university have until six o'clock this evening to submit their forms on the UCAS website.

Several sixth form colleges in the region are reporting an increase in applications, in some cases entries are up by as much as six per cent. Applications fell two years ago following the trebling of tuition fees. Final figures will be released at the end of this month.

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