Dingbatt: And what makes me even angrier is my son has completed his first year but wants to change his course of study. So he will now begin again in first year classes where it is likely he will be the only one in his lectures that has to pay for his course. And because every class will be chocker with people that don't even know if they want to be there, the quality of service provided will be diminished.
We have at least three sets of friends whose children have no idea what they want to study, but are going to University because it's free.
Unis are going to have a bit of a problem, unless they make university entrance far more difficult. Otherwise they are going to need more staff and buildings for that first year, where many students will just be there for a big party.