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Tuition fee value for money: ‘I feel ripped off’

Asked by the new Office for Students if university tuition fees represent good value, are among a significant majority – 62% – who say they don’t think it’s worth the cost.

The OfS spoke to 5,685 current higher education students in England and 534 recent graduates.

When asked whether their overall investment in higher education was good value for money, the majority (54%) agreed, a quarter said they were undecided while 21% disagreed.

In terms of nationality, UK students are the least likely to consider their investment as good value for money (49%), compared to 61% of the students from other EU countries and 66% of those from non-EU countries.

The research also found 24% of students did not feel that they were informed about how much everything would cost as a student.

The main factors cited were the costs of accommodation, books and paying for extracurricular activities.

Full article here – http://www.bbc.com/news/education-43384427

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