Chris Lyttle MLA said: “This is a significant announcement for students and universities and I am pleased that an Alliance Minister has been able to deliver this excellent news.
“Considerable work has been done by Stephen Farry on this vitally important issue and all this good work has led to this positive news.
“It is absolutely crucial that higher education remains affordable for all and that our universities have the resources to continue to compete globally and continue to deliver world class courses. Thanks to this solution on tuition fees both these challenges have been met. This is real delivery in government and it shows exactly what Alliance Ministers in the Executive mean for people in Northern Ireland.”