This page provides explanations of the fees regulations and guidance which underpin fee status assessment in England for the 2020/21 academic year.
This information only applies to fee status decisions being made for the 2020/21 academic year. It does not reflect the fees regulations for students starting courses from 1 August 2021 onwards, which the Government published
on 8 February 2021. Those new regulations are long and complex, and the Government has not yet issued important guidance on how they should be interpreted. It will therefore be a few weeks before UKCISA is able to update the information on this page. In particular, there will be significant changes to categories 1 to 8 for students starting courses from 1 August 2021 onwards. There will be no changes to categories 9 to 15. For some background information on the announcements the Government made in the lead up to releasing the new regulations, see Brexit - fees and Student Support
In the context of these regulations/guidance,
certain terms mean what is explained for them in the Definitions
(at the bottom of this page) and
not what you might interpret from an ‘everyday’ understanding of the