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Extend home fee status to everyone who has lived in the UK for half their life

Submitted by Lizaveta Kirkizh on Tuesday 16th January 2024

Published on Thursday 1st February 2024

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 1st August 2024

Current Signatures: 16
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Extend home fee status to everyone who has lived in the UK for half their life

Petition Details

We want the Government to make home fee status for tuition fees available to anyone who has lived in the UK for half of their life, even if they have already enrolled as an international student.

Additional Information

Some students, who have been resident in the UK for a long period of time but don’t have UK citizenship or settled status, are forced to pay international tuition fees even when their families cannot afford them and the student has spent their formative years in the UK. Students also have to be eligible for home fee status at the start of their course, so someone cannot benefit from home fee status at all if they have started their course as an international student.


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