• ***This consultation is now closed****

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    The White Paper consultation, ‘Students at the Heart of the System’ closed on 20 September 2011. Over 200 responses were received and in addition comments were posted here on the consultation website and on a Student Room discussion forum. At the same time the Department published a consultation on potential early repayment mechanisms for student loans which closed on 20 September 2011. 153 responses were received.

    The Department also published on 4 August 2011 a technical consultation document ‘A new fit for purpose regulatory framework for the higher education sector’. This consultation closed on 27 October 2011. Over 150 responses were received.

    The response to the early repayment consultation was announced on 23 February 2012.  There will be no early repayment mechanism or charge for early repayment of student loans.

    The Government’s response to the White Paper and Technical Consultation was published on 11 June 2012.