Students will go to fewer classes if travel card is scrapped

Some six out of 10 students say they will attend fewer lectures if the government replaces their free travel cards with discount cards, according to a poll for television show EenVandaag.

Many Dutch students continue to live at home and travel to college and university on a daily basis. Some say they will be hundreds of euros a month worse off without free transport.
Nevertheless, one in five students say they understand why the government wants to scrap their free public transport and one in three understand the plan to replace student grants with loans.
The decision will also lead to 60% of new students taking location more into account when deciding where to study, the survey found.
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