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Students missing their loan payments

A LOCAL district court said yesterday that the number of student loan lawsuits - where people have missed payments - is rising alarmingly.

Xi Xuefeng, deputy director of the Yangpu District People's Court, said the court handled 828 cases involved student loans last year, a 312 percent increase on 2008.

The court heard 1,055 lawsuits about loans from January to November this year, a 57 percent increase on the same period of last year.

The lawsuits involved students from Fudan University, Tongji University, East China University of Science and Technology and many other local universities.

Xi said most students did not missed payments on purpose. They owed 5,000 yuan (US$751) on average. The student loan is usually no more than 20,000 yuan.

Xu Mei, an official in charge of student loans at Fudan University, said some banks cause the problem as they don't pay much attention to the loans because the amount is small.

"They have poor management of transferring procedures when students have left the city," she said.


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