The University's Director of Finance, Allan Spencer, has announced that all international students registered at Sussex in 2011-12 and continuing their course in 2014-15 would have their 2014 fee increase of 5% waived.
This comes as a result of consultation with the Students' Union, after students raised concerns that the University was not complying with its own guidelines, i.e.
[The University will] provide relevant international students (those who registered for their current programme of studies up to and including academic year 2011-12 and who are still registered on that same programme) with notification of fee increases for 2014-15 academic year by January 2014.
These students were not notified by January 2014 so fees will remain the same as the previous year for the affected students.
Students' Union President, Abraham Baldry, said:
I am delighted that our lobbying efforts have been successful in gaining refunds for the affected students. The University have also expressed an interest in introducing fixed fee options for international students, and we will work with them to introduce better clarity and transparency about the fee setting process.
Students affected will be contacted by Student Accounts about specific arrangements for implementing the revision to their fees.
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