Review Says Tuition Fees Should be Cut to [Still Loads of Money]

By Gary Cutlack on at

The latest review into our educational system has said that tuition fees for university study should be capped at a lower level, proposing a limit of £7,500 per year on the cost of earning a degree that won't be used for anything unless you turn out to be a teacher.

Someone within government called "Theresa May" is backing the idea, which is a bit useless as she's on her way out and can't actually do anything about it. May attempted to show some humility and understanding of the human condition so maybe the end of her memoir won't be entirely bleak, and said: "I've spoken to parents and grandparents forced to scrimp and save to fund their children and grandchildren through university. And I've seen how young graduates starting out in their adult lives feel weighed down by the burden of student debt," hence she's handing her successor the challenge of downsizing that debt, also suggesting a future government reintroduces maintenance grants for less financially stable students. Somehow.

The report also suggests extending the student loan payback period from 30 to 40 years, making it easier for uni-goers to sneakily die of old age before having to pay anything back. [GOV via BBC]

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