Under new proposals, the UK’s wealthiest students could buy uni places that would usually go to international students. Good idea, or would this give privileged youngsters yet another advantage over the less well off?
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We’ve talked about the prospect of £9,000 tuition fees, but many hoped that only the top universities would charge this. With most unis now planning to use this top rate, can they all represent value for money?
With many parents too cash-strapped to save for their children’s future, what’s the answer to giving your kids a helping hand? One school of thought says wait and let them learn the value of money, but is this right?
Figures from the BBC show that some graduates could face total debts of up to £84,000 under the new student loans regime due to launch in 2012 – double what they originally borrowed. Is a degree worth this sort of debt?
Hands up if you’ve made a New Year’s resolution yet? We all have our own goals and aspirations, but research into consumer trends for the year ahead suggests we have more in common than you might imagine.
Something’s gone horribly wrong with student loans. We’ve found that 57,000 former students are waiting for refunds worth £15 million. All because the Student Loans Company and HMRC can’t communicate.
With university tuition fees of up to £9,000 a year set to hit students’ pockets from 2012, we take a closer look at the plans and ask you whether the new fees are needed, and perhaps more importantly, fair.
While young people are responsible for their own finances, we’ve made it too easy for them to borrow – and, in some cases, too difficult for them not to. So is it really their fault for getting into debt?
It’s a black day for students as the government confirms that universities can triple annual charges from 2012. Will this put young people off higher education or just force them into more debt?
Students of Britain – when was the last time you checked your bank statement? Best do it soon, or fraud could be adding a whole lot more to your already bursting graduate debt.
Why did you choose your student bank account? Because of its massive interest-free overdraft, or because of its rubbish incentives? I’ll put a £10 iTunes voucher on it being the latter.
If you’re one of the lucky ones heading off to uni this Autumn, it’ll pay to keep your cash in check. Look no further – here’s everything you need to know from our student money expert.