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UWA model would lift uni debt for woman, disadvantaged

Ben Phillips and Stephen Parker write in The Conversation (4.10.14) that the UWA’s recently announced post-deregulation price structure, setting fees as high as A$16,000 per year, will mean that debt will take many more years to pay off. ‘Groups most likely to be impacted by these fee increases with significantly larger debts and repayment periods (possibly never repaying) include women in lower-paid professions such as nursing and teaching, those undertaking postgraduate studies, parents working part-time while raising children, and mature-age students.’

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