Have high tuition fees put students off university?
6 September 2012 Last updated at 19:50 BST
With the summer coming to an end, thousands of new students will be heading to university.
For some, the debts they will incur are already preying on their minds as many students are paying £9,000 a year in tuition fees for the first time.
BBC's Reeta Chakrabarti looks at whether higher prices put many students off.