Increase in student loans

19th December 1997 at 00:00
The proportion of students applying for government loans has risen from 59 to 64 per cent according to the Student Loans Company.

In the year 1996-97 just over 590,000 loans were issued. Three years ago, the proportion of students taking out loans was less than half.

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