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Student Finance

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total cost of collecting university tuition fees from students in the London borough of Havering has been in each year since they were introduced. (75448)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was raised through tuition fees from students in the London borough of Havering in (a) 1998, (b) 1999, (c) 2000, (d) 2001 and (e) 2002. (75449)

Students on full-time undergraduate courses and their families are expected to make a contribution towards the cost of their tuition based on household income. Students from lower income backgrounds are wholly or partially exempt from paying tuition fees.

The amount of private contributions to tuition fees by students from the London borough of Havering in academic years 1999/2000 to 2002/03, and also 2003/04 to 2004/05, is given in the table.

Contribution from students paying all or part of their tuition fees

Academic year

£ million

1999/2000

0.6

2000/01

1.1

2001/02

1.3

2002/03

1.4

2003/04

1.5

2004/05

1.7

Source: Student Loans Company (SLC)

Data in the answer cover the period from 1999/2000 to 2004/05. Contributions towards tuition fees of up to £1,000 were introduced in academic year 1998/99 but, as that year was treated as a transitional year, data are not available on the same basis as subsequent years.

Academic years 1999/2000 and 2000/01 contain two and three cohorts respectively of students subject to the new student support scheme.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students from the London borough of Havering are exempt from tuition fees. (75450)

The number of students from the London borough of Havering making no contribution to their tuition fees in 2004/05 was 9101.

Students on full-time undergraduate courses and their families are expected to make a contribution towards the cost of their tuition based on household income. Students from lower income backgrounds are wholly or partially exempt from paying tuition fees.

1 Rounded to the nearest 10 students.