Student loans will be interest free for many 2012 starters

On principle I hate the fact 2012 uni starters aren’t just going to pay for their education, but for financing it too. For the first time students will be charged ‘real’ interest rates.  This may seem a contradictory start to a blog promising interest free loans, but that’s because, yet again with student finance, principle and practice...

Prospective students no longer so scared of £9,000 fees

I got a bit stumped on Thursday on the weekly Consumer Panel hour I do on Radio 5. The subject was the new up to £9,000 fees for new student starters in 2012, on the back of applications closing Sunday (yesterday now). There were three prospective students on, so I was poised to rebut the usual misunderstandings...