The true cost of being a student

By: Alex Hartley Oct 12, 2015 The true cost of being a student They say that your university years are some of the best of your life, a time when responsibilities are few and parties are plentiful. While this is certainly true, being a student these days can be a costly enterprise and most people need to consider loans, overdrafts or some form of credit in order to help them through. The vast majority of students will leave university in debt – an Institute for Fiscal Studies report in 2012 averaged this at around £44,000 per student (including course fees) – but what are the real costs of studying full time? Tuition fees Currently, universities can charge between £6,000 and £9,000 in tuition fees and more than half of UK institutions opt for the higher amount. This is without a doubt the most significant cost of being a student and a very good reason not to spend the entirety of your course in the bar. Accommodation The cost of accommodation can vary depending on whether you


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