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BBC - Higher tuition fee debt 'deters poorer students'

Students from poorer families are more likely to be deterred from university by tuition fee debt, researchers say.

A study by the UCL Institute of Education compared attitudes of people considering applying to university in England in 2002 and 2015.

During this time tuition fees increased from about £1,100 per year to £9,000.

Researchers found that young people in general had become accustomed to higher fees - but worries about debt levels had risen among low-income families.

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