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Fees after residence for 3 years
It is the decision of the university ultimately. You will need to send documentation to them to support a case for home fees.
Generally, if you have been living in the UK (not solely for the purpose of education, which doesn't necessarily count as residence) for the three years immediately prior to starting university you qualify for Home fees.
I think you will be familiar with these links:
Universities tend to make decisions about fee status after making the offer of a place on academic grounds.
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