The NUS has warned that the UK could be heading for an "epidemic of university dropouts", with a study showing that more than two in five had seriously considered leaving their course.
Of these, almost half of undergraduates said money worries were a key factor in considering whether to drop out.
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Actor Michael Nyqvist, famed for starring in the original film adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, has died aged 56.
Some 13% of the average UK adult's salary is spent paying basic domestic bills, which is an average total of £524,464 over a lifetime.
The Crown Prosecution Service is to announce its decision later on whether individuals and organisations will face criminal charges.