Changes to tuition fees will "protect those on lower incomes" who are now applying in "record numbers", according to the Government.
A Business Department spokesman said:
Through these reforms we are protecting those on lower incomes and people from disadvantaged backgrounds are now applying in record numbers.
Private colleges have an important role to play in providing students with an alternative to university.Where standards are not being met we are taking action.
The process to designate courses for student support has been strengthened considerably and where we have found evidence of abuse, we have taken swift and decisive action.
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