The average amount of debt
an English student
acquires while at university
. This is based on the findings of the National Union of Students
Since the abolition of the grants system, students have instead been offered a low interest loan. This is means tested, but typically is £3,000 per year, with an extra £1000 available if you are not living with your parents. Most university courses last three or four years. This loan does not cover tuition fees, which are also means tested and can be up to £1,500.
Students in Scotland have their debt capped at £2000 or so, and like Welsh students do not have to pay tuition fees.