Calculator: Comparing the cost of tuition fees
How has the 2012 increase of university tuition fees in England affected students?
Complete the quick form below to get an idea of the real impact in numbers. You can leave the default values if you wish.
This tool has been designed using real figures and complex calculation to give you a true reflection.
Remember that the higher fees will only affect students enrolling at university from 2012!
* All data has been sourced from the House of Commons report: 'Changes to higher education funding and student support from 2012/13'.
1. Calculated at 9% of earnings over the £17,495 (previous) and £21,000 (current) thresholds.
2. Previous system is charged at a 0% real interest rate. Current system is 0% if earning below £21,000 a year, with a progressive rate of interest from 0% to 3% for £21k-£41k salaries. Not allowing for RPI (inflation) this amount is calculated on a compounding basis.
3. In the current system, after 30 years your remaining student loan will be effectively written off. This is less than the previous system which was set at 25 years.
The Independent - Only a quarter of all graduates will pay off loans
BBC News - Students face tuition fees rising to £9,000
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