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School leavers 'should not be put off by tuition fees'

18/07/2011 Joanna
People leaving school this year should not let higher tuition fees deter them from enrolling on a university course.

This is according to Pam Tetlow, chief executive of Million+, who noted that students will be able to borrow the money they require from the government and will only have to pay it back once they are earning more than £21,000 a year.

"Decisions have been made because of the cuts that the government has made in the funding of universities. Going to university is the best career move they are going to make, and nobody should be put off by higher fee levels," she commented.

Ms Tetlow added that students from disadvantaged backgrounds should not be put off by the increased fees because they will be eligible for bursaries and scholarships.

From September 2011, many institutions will be charging fees of £9,000 a year. This is despite initial government assurances that fees would only be charged at the maximum level in exceptional circumstances.

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