Office for Students: registration fees (stage 2)

Closed 22 Dec 2017

Opened 19 Oct 2017


We’re seeking your views on how registered higher education providers' annual registration fees charged by the Office for Students (OfS) will be calculated.

Why your views matter

This is a second stage technical consultation on:

  • detailed proposals for calculating the annual registration fee
  • a proposed partial government subsidy of registration fees for new providers
  • plans to review the fee model after two years of its operation, that would include sector views

The consultation also considers:

  • an alternative registration fee model that the OfS could move to in the future, subject to the outcomes of the proposed review
  • some operational aspects of the fee

The document includes a summary of responses to the first stage consultation, which asked for views on high-level principles and proposals to underpin and inform the design of the registration fee model.

Higher Education and Research Act 2017 (HERA) consultations

This consultation is part of a suite of consultations currently taking place on the implementation of HERA. We would encourage respondents to cross-refer and respond to the related consultations, where relevant. The consultations that form the suite are as follows and may be viewed by clicking the links at the bottom of the page:

  • Securing student success: risk-based regulation for teaching excellence, social mobility and informed choice in higher education
  • Simplifying Access to the Market: Degree Awarding Powers and University Title
  • Office for Students: registration fees (stage 2)
  • Designation of a body for English higher education information
  • Designation of a body to perform the assessment functions for higher education in England


  • Adult education providers
  • Unions and representative organisations


  • HE