Loans burden lingers

March 18, 2005

The Scottish National Party, which proposes the reintroduction of grants, says more than a third of Scots who graduated when Labour came to power are still not earning enough to pay off their student loans. Fiona Hyslop, the SNP's spokesperson for education and lifelong learning, said that 34 per cent of students who graduated in 1997 were still earning much less than the average earnings threshold.

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