Student loans up 25% on last year

The average debt of students has risen to €12,000 from €8,000 four years ago reports Friday’s free newspaper De Pers.

Student loans for this year already total €903m which is almost 25% more than in 2007, the paper says, quoting figures from the Informatie Beheer Groep (IBG).
The basic student grant is €253 a month for those living away from home.

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