The government’s plan to partially deregulate university fees, which would make degrees more expensive, is the top concern for Aussie students.
More than 3,000 students (86%) surveyed said they wouldn't be happy if their university introduced any form of fee deregulation.
More expensive degrees, leading to bigger student loan debts, is the primary concern for 38% of students about deregulation being introduced.
$40,000 was the most the majority of surveyed students said they would pay for an undergraduate university degree.
The rising costs of studying (including course fees, textbooks, travel, and food) was the main worry of current students, with many fearing deregulation will make university unaffordable for a majority of young Australians.