Andrew McGettigan is the foremost expert writing publicly on the UK student fees regime.
The combination of changes to student loan agreements in 2012 and the recent launch of a public consultation suggest that repayment terms may be changed. The changes will hit graduates earning between £21000 and £30000 the hardest.
Dr McGettigan very reasonably concludes that,
“It’s fundamentally unfair to impose such changes after individuals have signed up for loans. The silence of the universities on this matter is worse than their craven behaviour in 2010. They don’t have any excuse now that the government’s own figures show the likely impact of what is proposed.”
Current students and recent graduates, and their parents would be well advised to read Dr McGettigan’s post and respond to the government’s consultation (link below).
UK university students, graduates, parents, faculty and staff have until 14 October to respond to the government’s consultation on increasing loan repayments.
Read the full article on Critical Education website.