University debt fear `deters pupils'.
A third said they would not go on to do a degree if universities charged fees of pounds 2,000 a year, research by academics for the National Union of Students showed.
But higher education minister Margaret Hodge angrily dismissed the NUS poll, saying it should stop trying to ``frighten'' schoolchildren.
The last Mori survey showed 96% thought university worthwhile.
``We are getting rid of unpopular up front fees, will continue to pay the first pounds 1,100 of any fees for students most in need.
``We are re- introducing grants of up to pounds 1,000 a year and we are increasing the repayment threshold to pounds 15,000.''
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|Publication:||Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Mar 31, 2003|
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