ref date:05 Jan 2002 (EDU)
University students sliding into poverty
Tony Blair has admitted that an increasing number of Scottish and English students
are sliding into poverty and then face more debt as they have graduate taxes to
pay for years afterwards.
This is unfair because although foreign students pay through the nose for tuition,
their families have never paid taxes in the so called "UK" and they will not have to
pay any graduate taxes after they finish. They get a better deal in the end than home
grown students. So much for widening the appeal of higher education.