Virtually everyday there is a new story in the media about the government's plans for higher education. But whilst change may be unsettling, one thing will always stay the same: higher education can be hugely rewarding, it can lead to increased earning potential and a more fulfilling career, and fantastic new cultural and social opportunities.
The government has announced that students starting university in 2012 will pay tuition fees of up to £9,000 a year – the final figure is set by individual universities who must show how they will help students from all income groups to access their courses if they plan to charge the maximum fee.
The headline figures may look alarming but the changes bring good news too, like grants and support for part-time students and those on low incomes. It is important that you take the time to find out what the change in fees really means to you personally so that you make an informed choice.