You might have lots of questions about the costs and benefits of university. Here are just three of the many reasons to consider going into higher education.

Why bother delving back into the textbooks when you can start earning money? Here are the top three reasons why (and it's not just so you can have letters after your name).

1. You'll earn more money

It'll set you back at first, but in the long run you'll be raking it in. The average graduate earns a salary that starts at £26,000 – which isn't bad going. You don't have to start paying it back until you earn at least £18,500, and even then it's only £7 a month. On the average graduate salary of £26,000, you'll be paying back around £63 per month – that's 9% of your monthly pay which will over £2,000 before tax. What's more, over a 40-year working lifetime, a graduate will earn £415,320 more than those who have not studied for a degree. So on balance, it looks like the late nights frantically meeting deadlines will be worth it.

2. You'll be switched on

For the first time in your educational career, you can choose what you study. You'll have the full pick of the modules on offer and be able to sit in a room of like-minded people, who are just as fanatical as you. It's a chance to take control of your learning and indulge your passions.

3. You'll live life to the full

It's true what they say about uni. It really is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience that you just can't get anywhere else. You'll learn how to live independently, make life-long friends, and have crazy experiences. Oh – and not forgetting the all-important degree you'll graduate with.

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