School Truants Face Poor Credit Rating

Bunking off school could cost pupils dear, as they may find themselves having to pay back student grants and ending up with poor credit ratings.

14000 Swedish high school students played truant so much last year that they were ordered to pay back the money they had been given to the state, according to news agency TT.

According to a study by CSN, the Swedish Student Aid Company, only 60% of those questioned had paid back the sums, meaning that around 3500 students got a black mark on their credit rating.

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