Overseas fee income rises for English universities

March 17, 2011

According to a new study by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, income from tuition fees paid by overseas students increased by 17.8% last year. By the end of the 2009-10 school year, fees from non-European Union students accounted for 9.6% of total income, the highest level to date. The report notes that most institutions expect overseas fee income to rise, with 21 universities considering an increase of more than 25% this year. Total income for universities was 22.2 billion, representing a 5.7% increase over the previous year. The main reason for this is identified as the "significant" rise in tuition fee income from domestic and international students. Times Higher Education