Cost burden of university education on families

Author: Paul | Subject: Student issues

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shutterstock 191240930 Recent BBC media reports have highlighted the increasing concern families are experiencing over the rent and living costs attached to student university education. Government grants and loans for these costs cover barely a third of the estimated £12,000 students require annually when studying away from home, which means that the remaining burden tends to fall on families. Even for many middle earners, the additional £160 per week needed to fund student living is creating financial pressures that many parents are finding difficult to cope with. The question that this raises is what can be done to address this issue?