Why didn't your child apply to Oxford or Cambridge?

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ZeroSomeGameThingy Tue 27-May-14 09:10:21

www.theguardian.com/education/2014/may/27/oxbridge-state-school-numbers-falling

Given that most people who apply will not get in - there's no shame in an unsuccessful application. So what are the real reasons for this apparent reluctance?

Molio Sat 07-Jun-14 23:24:04

No, fees are reduced for the less well off at Oxford and Cambridge. And at other very good universities too. But the financial aid at Oxford and Cambridge tops the tables and is awarded without any special application beyond the standard application to SFE, and is also applied across the board regardless of college. The fee reduction was introduced to meet the fee hike in 2012, though the maintenance support system had been in place for years before that, again automatically through applying through the standard SFE channel.

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