My colleague Stewart is interested in anyone’s answers to the following questions about student finance:
1. Do you think the Â£1,075 p.a. fee is a deterrent to people from poorer backgrounds going to university?
2. Do you think current arrangements for student loans are a deterrent for these groups?
3. Do you think 17-18 year olds think differently about the financial burden associated with a debt that they leave college with, and a graduate tax that they might have to pay when they go into work to pay for the university education they had?
4. Do you think the amount of money, if any, the state gives to students who go to higher education (say in a grant) should be means-tested based on their parents’ income?
Answers to the weblog, please.