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Students call motions against the loan system ‘death blow’, but will it really disappear?

Loan system under pressure

The loan system was introduced in September 2015 instead of the basic grant. Since then, students have been borrowing money at a low interest rate to pay for their studies. Not a gift, but a loan. The money that this would generate had to be invested in better quality education. The promise was: students will no longer receive student grants, but they will receive better quality education.

But now a majority of the House says in the passed motion that since the introduction of the loan system, the number of students with a student loan has risen sharply and the average student debt is also higher than before. The parties now call this undesirable.

When the basic grant comes back, student organizations want (former) students who fall under the loan system to be compensated by, for example, a (partial) remission of the accrued student debt.

Students call motions against the loan system ‘death blow’, but will it really disappear?
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