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Amendment of the Student Fees (Amounts) (England) Regulations 2004

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3.  (1)  The Student Fees (Amounts) (England) Regulations 2004(1) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (4).

(2) In regulation 4 (prescribed basic and higher amounts), for “£1,345” substitute “£1,380” and for “£3,375” substitute “£3,465”.

(3) In regulation 5 (prescribed basic and higher amounts for specified courses), for “£665” substitute “£680” and for “£1,680” substitute “£1,725”.

(4) In regulation 6 (application of regulations 4 and 5 from 1st September 2012), after “1st September 2012” insert—

except where—

(a)the qualifying person is an end-on student; or

(c)the qualifying person transfers from a qualifying course beginning before 1st September 2012 to a qualifying course beginning on or after 1st September 2012..

(5) Regulation 6 is renumbered as paragraph (1) of that regulation.

(6) After regulation 6(1) as so renumbered, insert—

(2) In this regulation—

“designated distance learning course” has the same meaning as in regulation 122 of the Student Support Regulations;

“distance learning course” has the same meaning as in regulation 2(1) of the Student Support Regulations;

“end-on student” means a qualifying person who is undertaking—

(a)

a full-time honours degree course beginning on or after 1st September 2012 which, disregarding any intervening vacation, a student begins to attend immediately after ceasing to attend a full-time course which is mentioned in paragraph 2, 3 or 4 of Schedule 2 to the Student Support Regulations or a full-time foundation or ordinary degree course, which started before 1st September 2012, having achieved a qualification;

(b)

a full-time distance learning honours degree course beginning on or after 1st September 2012 which, disregarding any intervening vacation, a student begins immediately after ceasing to undertake a full-time distance learning course which is mentioned in paragraph 2, 3 or 4 of Schedule 2 to the Student Support Regulations or a full-time distance learning foundation or ordinary degree course, which started before 1st September 2012, having achieved a qualification; or

(c)

a part-time honours degree course beginning on or after 1st September 2012 which, disregarding any intervening vacation, a student begins immediately after ceasing to attend or undertake a part-time higher education course which is mentioned in paragraph 2, 3 or 4 of Schedule 2 to the Student Support Regulations or a part-time foundation or ordinary degree course, which started before 1st September 2012, having achieved a qualification;

“the Student Support Regulations” means the Education (Student Support) Regulations 2011(2);

“transfer” means that the qualifying person’s status as a student eligible for support has been transferred under regulations made under section 22 of the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998 from a full-time course to another full-time course, a part-time course to another part-time course or a designated distance learning course to another designated distance learning course.

(3) The circumstances described in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) are those prescribed for the purposes of section 77 of the Education Act 2011(3) in so far as the paragraphs relate to a part-time course that a student begins on or after 1st September 2012..

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