There is no evidence that the higher tuition rates have deterred young people in England from applying to the university, says Education Secretary Damian Hinds.
He said that requests, even from disadvantaged youth, had increased despite of the rate increase to £ 9,250 per year.
Despite a revision, commissioned by the prime minister, he is expected to ask for a significant reduction in the as rates.
But Mr. Hinds said that the student funding system was "very progressive" and should not leave young people.
The education secretary has written to the education regulator superior, the Student Office, calling for greater efforts to guarantee access to the university for people of all origins and parts of
Recommendations for fee reduction?
At this time, said Hinds, young people in London were five times more likely to enter selective universities than their counterparts in the Northeast
Highlighted the need for working-class white youth to have fair access to universities, along with others disadvantaged groups.
But he rejected the idea that tuition fees could be a barrier.
"Evidence suggests that they are not," said Mr. Hinds.
He said there were predictions that there would be a drop in applications and the use of university places after tariffs had tripled in 2012.
But, he said, the requests continued to increase and the tariff system, pr We are and refunds should not be considered as a reason for not going to college.
the defense of rates is presented before the results of a review chaired by Philip Augar, commissioned by the government, which is expected to recommend a reduction in tuition fees.
Follow the suggestions that students, currently graduating with debts with an average of £ 50,000, should have to ask for less money to go to college.
It was also a response to Labor's promise in the last general election to completely eliminate tuition fees.
The education secretary has told the SFO to ensure that the universities make "greater and faster progress" to help more young people from "underrepresented groups" to enter higher education.
But Mr. Hinds said that expanding the numbers of d The disadvantaged students would not mean reducing the number of applicants from richer families.
"It's not about saying less children of a particular environment, it's about saying whatever their background, you should observe the potential of these young people," he said.
But the regulator has said that if all young people went to college at the same rate as the richest, the Russell Group universities would have to have twice as many places.
It is establishing a What The Work Center will look for successful approaches to expand access and wants universities to eradicate the "equality gaps" in recruitment within the next 20 years.
Mr. Hinds said that £ 860 million is currently being spent on the expansion of participation, including the funding of tuition and taxpayer fees.
But there had to be more clarity about what was effective and provided value for money.
The director of fair access of the OFS, Chris Millward, said: "An enormous amount of time, money and resources are already being invested in access and participation.
" But there is a lack of understanding about what It works and the people who work on the face of coal have been asking for a central place where they can find evidence about effective approaches. Compiled and systematically shared.
"The exchange of evidence and impact will satisfy this need, improve results for students and provide a better value for money in the investments that are made."
A Labor spokesperson said: "Urgent action is required to ensure that our universities are open to talented students, regardless of their backgrounds.
" A Labor government will eliminate tuition fees, restore maintenance grants for underprivileged students and will fundamentally revise the Office for Students so that our education system works The public good. "