University students in England will still have to pay full tuition fees even if their courses are taught online in the autumn, the government has said.
“We don’t believe students will be entitled to reimbursement if the quality is there,” universities minister Michelle Donelan said.
But the university sector’s request for a £2bn bail-out has been rejected.
Universities had warned of financial danger from a reduction in overseas students because of coronavirus.
University campuses have been closed by the pandemic – and there is uncertainty for students whether there will be in-person teaching in the autumn or whether courses will be taught fully or partly online.
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