Tuition fees are to rise at two Midlands universities, it has been announced. Both the University of Wolverhampton and Staffordshire University will be putting up fees for new students in September.
At Wolverhampton the maximum fee for undergraduate degree courses is going up from £8,500 to £8,650, while foundation degree courses costs are jumping from £7,000 to £7,120.
Trainee teachers who want to take a PGCE course will see their fees rise from £8,500 to £8,650. The charges will come into force from September.
Jane Nelson, pro vice-chancellor for student recruitment at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “Like all universities in England we have been faced with a radical shift in the funding environment.”
The most expensive degree on offer at Staffordshire University will now be £8,610 a year compared to £8,490.
Fast-track degees, which are completed over two years, have also risen from £8,890 to the maximum of £9,000.