UK: Students face leaving university with £60k debts

Recent figures reveal that undergraduates enrolling on courses in England, where costs are higher than elsewhere in the UK, can expect to owe £59,100 (US$96,150) when degrees finish, writes Graeme Paton for The Telegraph.

Debt levels will be fuelled by a dramatic hike in tuition fees for students starting courses in 2012. According to figures, the overall cost of a degree course - including fees, equipment, rent and living expenses - is expected to almost double under the new student finance regime. By comparison, students starting courses this autumn can expect to owe £26,100 (US$42,117).

The disclosure was made a week before the publication of A-level results, with thousands of students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland set to find out if they have secured university places.
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