When there has been an increase of a few years to £ 9,000, they have become a literal battlefield with militants who oppose the police from the streets around Westminster.
Now they will recover. But what is the impact of increased costs was? Have they reduced the number of students? And who is worth the money?
1. How do they compare to England’s fees to other countries?
Students in England leave college with higher debts than in any other part of the developed world, according to the Institute of Fiscal Studies this week.
The fact of charging $ 9250 for a first degree makes England a real value exceeds international standards.
It is even active in the UK, where Scotland has no fees for Scottish students, and the fees for Wales and Northern Ireland are much lower.
Much of Europe remains at low or no cost rate – and Germany, which used to charge a fee, put them discarded.
There are also lower costs in many European countries where many students live at home.
The only country with comparable rates is the United States.
However, the United States is not directly comparable because the courses are four years instead of three, and any ‘medium’ covers an extremely diverse market.
Private high-level colleges can charge more than £ 30,000 per year, while state colleges may charge fees to less local students in England.
The University of Washington has a lower annual fee than the University of Wolverhampton and until the value of the pound has fallen, costs were cheaper at UCLA in California than UCLAN in Preston.
In New York State, with a population larger than many European countries, charges are withdrawn for families earning less than approximately £ 100,000.
But there is another very important aspect of all this: the system of England does not require money and the payment depends on at least 21,000 pounds.
2. Have seniors got detained apply to people?
Not in the long run.
The number of students has increased steadily, regardless of changes in funding costs and economic ups and down. This is a huge ambitious demand for higher education.
It is easy to forget what a massive change it represents.
In 1980, there were only 68,000 people starting college – this fall, there will be more than 500,000. Double now graduates getting five O levels early 1980s.
Applications were reduced only on three occasions – each time a fee was introduced or increased – but they always recovered.
And one of the main arguments for royalties was that such broad access is unsustainable, unless students contribute to the cost.
In the early 1980s, only one in six young people could wait to go to college – now, at least for girls, which is more than half.
3. Do higher rates have closed doors for the poorest students?
Students of all backgrounds are more likely to go to college than ever, including the poorest.
There are different ways to identify disadvantaged students – who live in areas where few people go to college, who are entitled to free school meals or multiple measures of deprivation.
And they all show the same model – most of these young people go to college, the increasing number in recent years of rate hikes.