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Tuition fees study challenges claim that changes are progressive

Publié par Clifford Armion le 30/11/2010

Rachel Williams

"The coalition's planned reform of university funding will limit social mobility and see almost two-thirds of graduates paying much more for a degree, according to an analysis of the proposals published today. The report argues that its analysis undermines the government's claim that the changes are progressive.

"The "triple whammy" of higher fees, real interest rates for loans and a longer period before the debt is written off is likely to represent a bad deal for taxpayers, argues million+, a university lobby group. The changes will leave between 60% and 65% of graduates worse off, with middle-income earners hit the hardest, it says.

"Allowing universities to charge fees of up to £9,000 a year, with a basic threshold of £6,000, will result in many women ending up in debt for most of their working lives, while pupils from poor families will be put off applying, and mature students may also be deterred, it says."

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"Tuition fees study challenges claim that changes are progressive", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2010. Consulté le 01/03/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/tuition-fees-study-challenges-claim-that-changes-are-progressive