Student finance

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Student loan interest rates cut again as inflation and cost of living soar
DfE says maximum rate will be fixed at 6.3% from September having previously reduced it to 7.3%

Sally Weale Education correspondent

09, Aug, 2022 @11:01 PM

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‘I feel I’m moving backwards’: new UK graduates hit by cost of living crisis
Job insecurity, soaring prices and rising rents mean ‘the class of 2022’ faces difficult decisions

Kimi Chaddah

06, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Homeless students on rise in UK amid cost of living crisis
Universities must do more, says thinktank, noting need for support for those from poorer backgrounds

Sally Weale Education correspondent

21, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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PhD students told to consider selling Avon products to make ends meet
‘Appalling’ advice on coping with the cost of living crisis from prestigious agency provokes anger among researchers

Ian Sample Science editor

20, Jul, 2022 @7:01 PM

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Student loan interest rate to be capped at 7.3% in autumn, says DfE
Ministers intervene to stop interest rate in England and Wales reaching 12% with inflation by September

Richard Adams Education editor

11, Jun, 2022 @8:15 AM

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Fear of 12% interest on student loans will put many off university, top Tories warn
Inflation-linked rise will deter poorer school-leavers from entering higher education in England and Wales, say former ministers

Michael Savage and Donna Ferguson

22, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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NHS wants to take back my grant for paramedic training
I’ve been paid £1,300, but now I’ve been told I don’t qualify for the money and must return it

Anna Tims

18, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Student loan changes in England ‘could imperil supply of teachers and nurses’
Less well-off young people may be put off university, hitting supply of graduates in key sectors, says review

Richard Adams Education editor

02, May, 2022 @3:35 PM

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Poorer students will bear the brunt of costly loans | Letter
Letter: Dianne Nelmes says the grants she got in the 1970s enabled her to go to university, while today underprivileged students are saddled with ever more debt


17, Apr, 2022 @3:39 PM

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I’ll tell you what these workshy students need: an interest-rate hike and more debt! | Joel Golby
Look, I wouldn’t choose to financially support the 20-year-old me, either. But I do know that university is just a good thing, says Guardian writer Joel Golby

Joel Golby

14, Apr, 2022 @2:45 PM

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Graduates to be hit with ‘brutal’ student loan interest rates of up to 12%
Most recent graduates in England and Wales will be charged 9% from September amid rising retail prices index

Richard Adams, Education editor

13, Apr, 2022 @2:08 PM

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I saved cash by quitting a student room to become a petsitter
Accommodation is free in exchange for caring for pets, which can save as much as £5,000 a year

Eibhlis Gale-Coleman

26, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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