As title says, future UK students may have to pay up to £9000 per year in tuition fees, up from ~£3300. Seems very steep to me. Although the threshold to paying it back will raise by £6000 to £21000, it means many people will be paying back loans for many years. 9% above £21k can make quite a dent in the wage packet! I was annoyed I missed out on the old system (pay ~£1100 upfront) but I'm seriously relieved that I missed this increase! Compare this to France where fees are around 250 per year!