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Muslim challenge to tuition fee interest charges
by Sean Coughlan
Muslim student leaders say changes to tuition fees in England could breach Islamic rules on finance, which do not permit interest charges.
The coalition government's plans to raise tuition fees to up to £9,000 also include higher interest rates for repayments of loans.
The Federation of Student Islamic Societies says this will make loans unusable for many Muslim students.
A government spokesman said these were "not commercial loans".
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