Young people's attitudes towards tuition fees and debt in Scotland and England

Sarah Minty

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Abstract / Description of output

This paper explores the attitudes of senior school pupils and sixth form students in Scotlandand the north of England towards tuition fees and student debt. Devolution, and consequently different fees regimes across the four UK jurisdictions, adds an extra layer of complexity to young people's decisions as to where to study and how much it may cost. Limited information is available on tuition fees, student loans, government bursaries/ grants and university bursaries and scholarships. Data gathered from interviews with young people in England and Scotland reveals that Scottish students are just as concerned about the costs of higher education as their English counterparts, and have substantially poorer knowledge of student finance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-16
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2015
EventBritish Educational Research Association's Annual Conference 2015 - Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Sept 201517 Sept 2015

Conference

ConferenceBritish Educational Research Association's Annual Conference 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period14/09/1517/09/15

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • student finance
  • tuition fees
  • young people

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