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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2008 No. 455

Education

The Student Fees (Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

Made

19th November 2008

Coming into operation

1st September 2009

The Department for Employment and Learning makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 4(8) and 14(4) of the Higher Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2005(1).

In accordance with Article 4(11)(a)(i) and (b)(i) the Department is satisfied that the increases to the basic and higher amounts are no greater than are required to maintain the value of those amounts in real terms.

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Student Fees (Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 and shall come into operation on 1st September 2009.

Increases to the prescribed basic and higher amounts

2.  The Student Fees (Amounts) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005(2) shall be amended as provided by regulations 3 and 4.

3.—(1) Regulation 3 shall be amended as provided by paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) For “£1,255” substitute “£1,285”.

(3) For “£3,145” substitute “£3,225”.

4.—(1) Regulation 4 shall be amended as provided by paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) For “£625” substitute “£640”.

(3) For “£1,570” substitute “£1,610”.

Revocation of the Student Fees (Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

5.  The Student Fees (Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007(3) are revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Employment and Learning on 19th November 2008.

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Sir Reg Empey MLA

Minister for Employment and Learning

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Student Fees (Amounts) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 (“the 2005 Regulations”) by increasing the basic and higher amounts prescribed in the 2005 Regulations. The amendments come into operation on 1st September 2009.

The 2005 Regulations prescribe the basic and higher amounts which higher education institutions in Northern Ireland may charge by way of tuition fees. Regulation 3 of the 2005 Regulations sets out the basic and higher amounts which ordinarily apply. Regulation 4 sets out the lower basic and higher amounts which apply in respect of an academic year of specified courses.

The 2005 Regulations were last amended by the Student Fees (Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007, which came into operation on 1st September 2008 and are revoked by these Regulations.

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