Living costs hurt most

May 7, 2015

The story “£6K fee choices: Film, not finance” (News in brief, 30 April) suggests that about 40 per cent of university applicants might select a different course if fees are lowered.

Tuition fees are not the key factor in where young people choose to study as most students will get a loan to cover them. For me, the key factor was living costs, and the amount of grant I could get to cover them. It’s all well and good saying that tuition fees should be cut, but at the end of the day that won’t make a difference until you finish university. Meanwhile, students are lumbered with rent costs as high as £150 a week or higher – this is the real problem.

PrimaryEducationApplicant
Via timeshighereducation.co.uk

Times Higher Education free 30-day trial

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments