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Oxford University record donation cuts fees for poorest

Oxford University will use a record donation to abolish the tuition fee increase for its poorest students - keeping fees at £3,500 per year. In a bid to remove financial barriers, eligible students will also receive funding for all their living costs. Earlier this week, the university admissions service, Ucas, published figures showing that applications had fallen by 8.9%, raising concerns that potential students were being deterred by the increase in fees.