Some French parents using credit to pay higher education fees: study

Despite the relatively low cost of tuition fees in French universities, practical costs to students' parents, such as housing, food and transport, amount to an average of more than 7,000 euros per year which is paid for using consumer credit deals by an estimated 14% of lower income families, according to a study by credit provider Cofidis. 

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French families have to spend more than 7,000 euros a year to finance a child through higher education – even turning to credit – despite the country’s relatively low tuition fees, a survey has found, reports Times Higher Education.