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    • dawdie
    • By dawdie 5th Mar 17, 7:06 PM
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    1 year masters, uni never confirmed fees. Charging 2.6k more than next year
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    • 5th Mar 17, 7:06 PM
    1 year masters, uni never confirmed fees. Charging 2.6k more than next year 5th Mar 17 at 7:06 PM

    As the title above states I feel like I am being shafted by my university. Prior to me starting the fees were listed as 10.5k however I was told that the fee was a placeholder and it was highly likely it would drop.

    We got transferred over to another course which was an internal course and not advertised publicly. I inquired with the university how much my course fees were back in October, they told me they couldn't see a price for it and they would let me know (They never told me)

    Come December I get an invoice for 10.5k (Getting annoyed because I was told it would be lower) I then also found out on the same day they published the fees for next year at 7.9k. I phoned the university up and they told me it would be corrected and I would be indeed paying the lower price.

    I chase a few weeks later because it still hasn't been updated on my account and low behold I get told "We set our fees for the next year in advance and the 10.5k is correct"... In theory if they had set the fees in advance they should have been able to confirm it back in October...

    After that they stone walled me and haven't responded to my emails, the student union has also been getting similar responses, to make it worse I found out that someone who went part time got offered the lower course fees (they don't start next year they continue their studies this academic year)

    My accommodation by the university has been shambles as well, so far we have had power cuts, electrical fires and pipes bursting. The only thing that shines is that my course is respected by a lot of large companies who send staff on it

    Sorry if it sounds like a rant but im wondering if anyone has any advice on how to proceed with this, 2.6k is a massive amount especially when im funding this with my own cash, it seems like the uni is just trying to charge us more now that we are committed to the course.

    Im going to give my union a chance to push it again at their next meeting with the execs before im happy to name and shame

    Last edited by dawdie; 05-03-2017 at 7:35 PM.
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