Category: Education Policy

Student loans. What are the alternatives?

Tuition fees and living costs are a growing burden on those seeking to continue their education after school. Loans can mean that students leave university with debts of up to £50000. It is a frightening thought for young people and their parents who will, in many cases, end up footing some of the bill. Whilst most will accept that there is a limited pot of money available to divvy up between all the competing demands both in education, and in the budget as a whole, the question of the fairness of current arrangements is a serious one. The move to leave Europe is not likely to help. There are few who fail to see an economic downturn in the short term at least. But let’s look at some of the facts, and the alternatives, of the whole tuition fee situation.

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