Students are increasingly choosy about university amid concerns about high levels of debt, according to research.
The move to triple tuition fees has put more pressure on youngsters to make good decisions about higher education.
Many of them see going to university as requiring a significant cash investment and that it has to be “worth it”, the Oxford University research concludes.
The study, which comes the day before A-level results are published, surveyed more than 700 sixth-formers in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and conducted focus groups to examine attitudes towards the cost and benefits of higher education.
Students starting degree courses at English universities this autumn are the first to pay tuition fees of up to £9,000. Loans can be taken out to cover the fees, which are repayable when a graduate is earning £21,000 or more.
The findings show that two-fifths are either concerned or very concerned about debt.
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