Consultation outcome

Office for Students: registration fees (stage 2)

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Office for Students: registration fees (stage 2)

Detail of outcome

Summary of responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.

Original consultation


We’re seeking your views on how registered higher education providers' annual registration fees charged by the Office for Students (OfS) will be calculated.

This consultation was held on another website.

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Consultation description

We’re seeking views on:

  • detailed proposals for calculating the annual registration fee
  • a proposed partial government subsidy of registration fees for new providers
  • plans to review the fee model after 2 years of its operation, including sector views

The consultation also considers:

  • an alternative registration fee model that the OfS could move to in the future, subject to the outcomes of the proposed review
  • some operational aspects of the fee

In a first stage consultation, we asked for views on high-level principles and proposals to underpin and inform the registration fee model.

We also held separate consultations on a number of related subjects:

Published 19 October 2017
Last updated 28 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Published the government response to the consultation.
  2. First published.