University degrees could take 20 years to pay off under the Governments proposed HECS-HELP plan, with humanities and communications degrees taking the biggest hit.
Arts, humanities, communications and social science degrees could take twice as long to pay off as it does under the current system.
The plan puts a cap on what students can borrow from the Government to cover the costs of tertiary tuition fees which could put students into debt for decades.
Under the changes, fees for humanities and communications courses will more than double, and law and commerce students will be paying around 28 per cent more.
However, teaching, nursing, clinical psychology, English, languages, maths and agriculture courses will drop by up to 62 per cen…