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Money Box Live: Student finance

Graduates celebrate
BBC Radio 4's Money Box Live
Wednesday, 26 May 2010 at 1502 BST on Radio 4 and Online

Vincent Duggleby and guests answered your questions about student finance on Wednesday's programme.

The National Union of Students estimate that average student expenditure for the 2009/10 academic year is £15,090 within London and £14,088 elsewhere.

Total debts at graduation could reach £23,500 for those who began their course in 2009 say student advice website Push.

If you are struggling to make ends meet while studying, or hoping to begin a a course in the autumn you may have a question for the panel.

What will it cost to be a student?

How will the course tuition fees be paid?

Who is entitled to a maintenance loan or grant?

When should you apply?

What interest rate is charged on student loans?

Where can you find information about scholarships and bursaries?

Whether you are studying in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, Vincent and guests will be ready to offer advice and information.

Vincent Duggleby was joined by:

• Miriam Craven, Student Awards Agency for Scotland

• Debra Thorne, Manager of the Student Money Service at The University of Glamorgan

• David Malcolm, student finance researcher, National Union of Students

Presenter: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Diane Richardson

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