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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/6273959.stm

    This is disgusting untill a few years ago no-one paid tuition fee's and now everyone has to pay a basic level but if you don't go into a decent paid job the debt will hang round you like a bad smell for years. Now they want to raise them? I'm on a science based degree and if the fee's are going to be raised to 6000 a year I probably wouldn't have done my course. My little sisters coming to uni this year and I don't think she'd go if the costs were raised. Why can we pay bail out big buisness and not educate the next generation?

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    another step towards police-state
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    wait, is this per class or per year?
    it its per year... hell, i have friends who are in their mid 30s that are still paying off their loans, especially those with higher then bachelors degrees.
    i mean it sucks... but its the name of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaon View Post
    another step towards police-state
    What the hell do you mean by that?

    Education costs, if you are doing a science or engineering based degree that means anything your school needs a fantastic amount of equipment, all of which costs shit loads.

    Does your government provide a loan system for students?

    We pay fee's, which are about half the actual cost, the gov subsidises the rest, and we get a interest free loan for living costs and course costs.

    Yet still people bitch because our parents all got free uni education...

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    im drunk. and wat i said was dumb
    Quote Originally Posted by dripstep View Post
    Kaon, none of that has to do with drum and bass.

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    I'm sure they'll do what they've done here in the USA. Tuition raises every year by a few percentage points. Once they've started to charge, it'll keep going up. The only time that doesn't happen is when tuition is free because %2 increase on $0 is still $0.
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    the thing that makes me angry is when 30 years ago it was $3000 for 4 years of college (tuition, books, room and board) and now $3000 barely pays for books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djalexlaine View Post
    the thing that makes me angry is when 30 years ago it was $3000 for 4 years of college (tuition, books, room and board) and now $3000 barely pays for books.
    You can't compare it like that, since the value of the money has changed dramatically over the years. Checked it with few calculators, that $3000 from 1977 would be $10200 in 2007. Meaning things priced $3000 in 1977 would be equally cheap/expensive if you could get them for $10200 couple years back.

    But I guess that $10200 doesn't cover the 4 years of college either, eh? I'm lucky to have free education. And government gives you support + backs up for small loan for basic living. Not much, but you can live with it.
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    Free education for the masses i say - education shouldnt be only for those that have money. The more educated people are, the more money they make, the more money they make, the more tax they pay - so the government is gonna get the money back for paying for peoples education either way.

    The problem is the more educated people are the harder they are to control :\

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    More of the point that bugs me is that it didn't cost anything for university a decade ago, now we have to pay for it and the summer before i started they doubled the interest we pay from day 0 from 2.2% to 4% thats now 8 times the base rate! It's awful anyway we've got a protest at uni after my lecture so better go and get my moneys worth.
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