A lot of people were unhappy with certain aspects of the government's Budget announcement – but it is maths and science students who have the biggest cause to grumble.
The authorities have made a number of cutbacks and have issued new charges in an attempt to achieve a surplus.
According to the Australian, academics taking university courses in maths, statistics and science will have to pay $8,361 for the privilege – almost double the current contribution rate of $4,696.
Existing students will continue to pay the lower fee until 2015, but those who have yet to enrol on such a course will face the extra expense from January 2013.
When broken down, youngsters will lose an additional $70 from their student bank accounts each week.
Studying can be financially draining and academics need to learn how to make savings very quickly. However, there are a few tried and tested tips that have stood the test of time.
Avoid costly bars and restaurants when on a night out and try to set up a cooking rota if you are sharing accommodation with other people. This will help make grocery shopping far more affordable.
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