Average UK student debts could hit £53,000

Average debts may reach £53,000 for UK students starting in 2012 – double the figure for 2011 – an annual survey suggests.

The Push University Guide said average annual debts had risen 6.4% in the past year – more than inflation – to £5,680.

Researchers interviewed 2,800 students and based the projection on an average course length of 3.4 years.

Tuition fees in England will rise in 2012, but ministers say students should not be put off for financial reasons.

Read the full article at bbc.co.uk


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