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    Some of you may remember the Microdebating forum from a few years ago... if not, then welcome to a new debating style here on TSR, and one with a twist.

    Every Monday a new topic will be put up for debate, and your challenge is to get involved in the discussion, but only using up to 140 characters in each post, this post aside. Multiple posts are allowed, but no more than 2 posts in a row per person, please.

    This week's topic is related to university and how much you think it should cost; do you think the current fees are right? Or do you think they should be lowered, or raised?

    Note: You can also suggest topics for later weeks if you like, just tag me into a post with your suggestion
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    £5000 a year. Maintenance should be whatever you need up to the maximum it is currently as it is a loan not a grant now
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    Tuition fees can be ****in whatever tbh, it's mostly the maintenance loan amounts that make being a student actually difficult for people.
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    The Government currently want to start varying what universities are allowed to charge for different courses. I think a simple graduate tax system would work better.
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    The current fees, imo, is fine. It's not a traditional sort of debt since its PAYE and it gets written off in 30 years. People wont feel the burden of the debt and I dont think the govt should pay tuition fees for wealthy middle class kids who will disproportionately benefit given many wont even pay the fee back.
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    (Original post by Retired_Messiah)
    Tuition fees can be ****in whatever tbh, it's mostly the maintenance loan amounts that make being a student actually difficult for people.
    This.

    Realistically fees can be whatever as long as the repayment terms are sustainable. Ideally, however, I'd only like to pay 3-5% in marginal tax as fees not 9%.

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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    The Government currently want to start varying what universities are allowed to charge for different courses. I think a simple graduate tax system would work better.
    With the loan repayment terms being as they are, what we've got is basically a graduate tax of sorts anyway. Which does make varying charges very pointless, yes.
 
 
 
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