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How long does it take to pay off a student loan?

Mhari Aurora
·1-min read

Student debt can often be a topic of confusion and and a perceived downside of getting a university education.

How much you end up paying back, however, is entirely dependent on how much money you earn after you graduate.

Tuition fees stand at £9,250 ($12,621) per year in England, Scotland and Wales, not to mention the maintenance loan which can bring an average graduate’s debt up to around £55,000.

Many graduates spend decades repaying their student loans, while others never pay a penny.

The key to calculating what you might pay back lies in how your degree improves your earning prospects and your realistic salary aspirations.