The Cost of UK Student TuitionIt certainly has been a bumpy ride for the price one has to pay to achieve that qualification. In most recent years, the fees were at £3,000 per year – so that was £9,000 ($11,840.54) overall to complete a degree in a UK University for domestic students. However, come the 2010 election everything changed. The conservative government wanted to up the fees and the Liberal Democrats wanted to scrap them altogether. Nevertheless, the Conservatives outvoted the Liberals in this bill as part of their collation government and the fees were raised to £9,000. Now, the fees have been raised even further to £9,250 by some Universities in the UK. That is a debt amounting to £27,750 for students in the UK. This equates to around $36,508 US.
The Cost of Tuition Fees in the USIn America, the system is different in that there is not a sort of “set price” for undertaking an undergraduate degree. In fact, it is not entirely possible to say what the average cost of an American college is as the fees tend to vary pretty widely depending on the type of university you attend and the length of the degree you take on. In the States, you can either go to public or private colleges. You can study for a period of two years, four years or even longer in some cases. However, if you do two years, you won’t actually gain a full degree. The following are the average fees (per year) for each type of college education in the US between 2017-18:
- Public, 2 Years – £2,537 / $3,335
- Public, 4 Years (in-state) – £7,086 / $9,315
- Public, 4 years (out of state) – £18,210 / $23,939
- Private, 4 Years – £24,692 / $32,457