In the May Budget, the government may look for ways to shift the costs of higher education from the taxpayer to the student.
Welsh and Scottish students get more support than English and Northern Irish ones.
A lack of government guidance on how student tuition fees should be used by universities is resulting in money for teaching being spent on research instead.
The government is having a third try at creating a market in English higher education by abolishing student number controls.
New research shows the risk that students' won't complete their course goes down if they have to pay more for it.
From a College of Teaching to vocational education, international students and whether to raise tuition fees, there is a lot in the ministers' inboxes.
Research comparing reforms in Scotland and England shows higher university fees reduce applications.
The SNP do it differently and it killed the Lib Dems - supposedly. But when it comes to paying for higher education, the public has fewer qualms.
No sooner had Ed unveiled his £6,000 tuition fees policy than Jim confirmed the Labour agenda was different in Scotland. It shows how entrenched the differences now are north and south of the border