Universities in England have long struggled to attract new students.
And they’re struggling with a new reality: the cost of attending a university is rising faster than the revenue it generates.
The average UK university costs more than £30,000 a year to attend, according to the Universities Association, while the average cost of a year at a UK university is £18,000.
The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that over the past year, fees have risen by 6.2%, to £31,938 a year.
Universities are facing the challenge of increasing funding, with many of the new students coming from areas where the fee is cheaper.
This means that a new student’s tuition fees are likely to be higher than the costs they would have had in their chosen area.
This could lead to the universities getting poorer.
This is because students in higher-income areas will likely see higher tuition fees as the cost savings they make to enrol.
But there is a growing backlash against universities being too expensive.
In February this year, the University and College Union (UCU) and the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) both called for the universities to be allowed to charge students for their studies.
Universities say the fee hike is part of an overall government drive to attract students and keep them.
It comes as a recent survey by The Times found that over half of students who took part said they would leave university if they had to pay more to attend.
According to the report, only 17% of those who said they had taken up an option for more money said they could pay less than they would otherwise have had to, and only 13% said they felt they could get a better deal elsewhere.
It is estimated that the increase in fees could cost the UK economy between £2.8 billion and £3.4 billion a year by 2021.
The government says the increases are necessary to ensure universities can continue to attract top talent and students.
The Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) has said that higher fees will have a “disastrous” impact on universities and universities’ ability to recruit and retain the best and brightest.
But the government argues that fees should be the price to pay for higher education, which is why it is bringing in an extra fee of £12,000 per year.
However, this will not solve the problem, as it will only increase the cost that universities have to pay out of their budgets.
This will lead to higher levels of borrowing.
Universities, however, are not likely to have to borrow this much money.
They have already spent a lot of money on new facilities, such as a £4.6 billion expansion at the University of Sussex.
The university also says that if fees were increased, it would increase the number of students that will be admitted in 2019 by around 15,000 people, but this will still leave a shortfall of about 20,000 seats for students to attend university in 2020.
What does this mean for you?
You should not have to be an expert in this area to understand the implications of fees.
This article was first published on The Conversation.