In 2002-03, there were 6,303 Scottish-domiciled students studying for first degrees in higher education institutions in England and Wales. This is the most recent year for which data are available at present. Tuition fees in England were £1,150 per student for the year 2004-05.
It is difficult to accurately estimate the additional total cost of providing non-means tested free tuition to Scottish students studying in England. The actual cost for the individual can vary depending on the family income levels of students The possible liability for meeting the cost of providing free tuition to EU students studying in England would be a significant addition.