University tuition fees in England should be means-tested to allow students from poorer homes to pay less, an education charity has urged.
Two-thirds (65%) of 11 to 16-year-olds polled for the Sutton Trust voiced concerns about university costs.
While an average 17% said cost was crucial in deciding whether or not to do a degree, this rose to 23% among those from poorer families.
Of the teenagers polled for the Sutton Trust by Ipsos Mori, 67% said exam results were the most important factor when deciding whether to do a degree.
And 28% rated tuition fees as their biggest source of financial concern – for 19% it was the cost of student living, while 18% pinpointed not being able to earn while they were studying as the main problem.