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No point worrying? Potential undergraduates, study-related debt, and the financial allure of higher education

Abstract:

As of September 2012, the undergraduate tuition fee cap at English universities was raised from £3375 to £9000 per annum. This article explores the rationales underpinning prospective students' decision whether or not to apply to higher education following the fee increase, specifically, how this decision is influenced by perceptions of study-related debt and expected earnings. The article draws on data obtained from prospective undergraduates in year 13 and conceptualises their decision-maki...

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In press
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Education
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Studies in Higher Education Journal website
Pages:
1-16
Publication date:
2014-11-06
DOI:
EISSN:
1470-174X
ISSN:
0307-5079
URN:
uuid:b31e5218-9a4d-4691-bdd3-514243b91990
Source identifiers:
491590
Local pid:
pubs:491590

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