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Free Tuition Debates Continue in Scotland

Families of American college students have bore the burden of increasing tuition fees throughout recent years and now students in England and Scotland face the same challenges. Economic circumstances have motivated the British government to re-think their previous commitment to providing higher education at no cost to students and parents. Changes in England put Scotland’s free tuition plan in the spotlight as they attempt to save their students from loans and expensive fees.

Prior to 1998, college students in Britain had the luxury of going to college for free. A parliament vote in 1998 allowed colleges to charge £1,000, with a later increase to £3,300 per year. Beginning in September 2012 colleges will have a cap of £9,000, or about $15,000, to charge students per year.

Colleges in England have announced their intent to charge the full £9,000 while Scottish schools maintain their commitment to free higher education.

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Prince William’s St. Andrews a Known Matchmaking University

St. Andrews University

The place where Prince William and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton met is said to be one of the top matchmaking universities in Britain. They announced their engagement last week, and the University of St. Andrews proudly boasts its part in the young couple’s relationship.

A news release by the university, located in the county of Fife in Scotland, claims that 10 percent of its 5,000 graduates are currently married to each other, though Stephen Magee, vice principal of external relations for St. Andrews, said he wasn’t quite sure how ten percent matched up with other universities.

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