Labour’s answer: YesAt university level, mature and part-time student numbers collapsed when tuition fees were increased and have never really recovered. Further education has been among the hardest hit with funding shortages.
Labour will say the answer is in its plans for a National Education Service. But details remain sketchy and critics would say that it's a wrapper around an absence of policies.
Everyone agrees that adult education needs to be re-energised - but without the lobbying power of schools and universities, it will need a great deal of political backing to really raise its status.Source
Conservative’s answer: NoIn the short term, this suggests the current freeze of tuition fees in England at their current level of £9,250 will continue.
That could eventually have the same effect as the cut proposed by the Augar panel because of inflation. Interest rates on student loans are to be reviewed again. On lifelong learning, the offer is more modest than both the Lib Dems training wallet and Labour's promise of six years of free adult learning. Instead the manifesto says the Conservatives would work towards a right to retrain.Source
Liberal Democrat’s political stances on tuition fees
Green’s answer: YesThis is a big offer from the Greens to young people. The cost to cover a single undergraduate year group during their whole time at university costs about £9bn. The cost of writing off existing debt for graduates who have paid fees of £9,000 a year or more is estimated by economists at about £33bn.Source
UKIP’s answer: Yes, but only for low income familiesSubject to academic performance UKIP will remove tuition fees for students taking approved degrees in science, medicine, technology, engineering, maths on the condition that they live, work and pay tax in the UK for five years after the completion of their degrees.Source
Plaid Cymru’s answer: Yes, but only for citizensPlaid Cymru personally submitted this answer on February 2nd, 2015. This organization should be praised for their direct communication with voters and commitment to transparency in politics.Learn more about this organization on their Facebook, Twitter, WebsiteSource