2012/13 Academic Year: Direct Tuition Payments and Early
Repayments of Loans
Students who do not wish to take out a loan to cover the full
costs of their tuition in 2012/13 should approach their university
or college directly to agree payment arrangements.
The Government announced on 23 February 2012 that there is to be
no system of charges introduced for early repayment of student
loans. Last year, the Government consulted as to whether there
should be a charge for early repayment, and if so, what form such a
charge would take. The consultation prompted 154 responses from the
general public and many stakeholders. Having carefully considered
all the evidence and responses submitted, the Government has
decided that there will be no change to the current position and an
early repayment system will not be implemented.