2 Jul 2018

Student loan cap lifted to 10 years for long degrees

From Morning Report, 8:21 am on 2 July 2018

Medical students will no longer have their access to student loans cut off once they've spent seven years studying. The seven year borrowing limit was introduced in 2011, and has been criticised for locking some students out of completing long undergraduate degrees. But from January the first next year, the limit will be extended to 10 years for medical students and others doing long courses like dentistry, optometry or veterinary science. Ajda Arsan is from the Medical Students' Association. She tells Susie Ferguson what it means for students.