Untangling the tuition fee knot

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Who pays for your student loans?

If you're a student in England who's just taken one out, or a recent graduate staring at your monthly statement, you'll answer "I do".

The public debate about whether students are taking on too much debt has led to a big review of how to pay for your education beyond the age of 18.

Tuition fees in England have become a knotty political problem.

And there's more than one group of people trying to untangle it at the moment.

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When a child won't see one parent

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When parents separate, where the children live, how much time they spend with mum or dad, can be hard to agree.

Sometimes a child starts refusing to see their other parent.

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Father of suicide student says 'look out for your mates'

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Students starting university next week should help look out for each other, says James Murray, whose son Ben took his own life earlier this year.

They should watch out for changes in appearance or behaviour, or not joining in, which can all be signs of mental distress.

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Grammar schools: Thousands of new places created

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There are 11,000 more grammar school pupils in England now than in 2010, BBC analysis of official data shows.

And by 2021, the data suggests, the number of extra places created will be equivalent to 24 new grammar schools compared to eight years ago.

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Universities need to talk to parents more

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Debt and future job prospects are parents' biggest worries about their children going to university.

That's the conclusion of research published this week by Kings College London.

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How to get a good deal for students

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There have been around 400 submissions to a panel looking at how to pay for study beyond the age of 18 and there's a lot to chew over.

Many responses are about how difficult it is to understand student finance, and how poorly it works for some, such as those studying part time .

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Do you want more textbooks than tanks?

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How much money do England's schools need in the coming years?

On Wednesday, the Education Secretary Damian Hinds was asked to name a figure, but refused to be drawn.

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Home truths on the High Street for Bank of England boss

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Ask a bunch of teenagers about the economy, and they know where their money will go as adults.

Buying a house, a car, and being able to provide for their own children are their priorities for the future.

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NUS: 'Working-class students face poverty'

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"Sometimes I didn't have money for lunch," says second-year university student Selina Anderson.

Before her son started school, the single mum struggled to pay for the childcare to study full-time.

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Why do schools have a massive pay gap?

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Image caption Teaching staff are largely women but schools are among the employers with the biggest gender pay gaps

Walk into any school and one thing is blindingly obvious.

Teaching remains a largely female profession.

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