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University Fees

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 18 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many, and what percentage of, students have their university fees paid in (a) full and (b) part by their local education authority, broken down by London borough; and if he will make a statement. (115980)

The available data are given in the following table:

Number and percentage of students who had their tuition fees paid in full or in part—London borough local authority areas

Academic year 2005/06

London borough local authority

Number of students in receipt of full fee support1

Percentage of students in receipt of full fee support2

Number of students in receipt of partial fee support1

Percentage of students in receipt of partial fee support2

Barking and Dagenham

1,210

64

260

14

Barnet

3,000

42

700

10

Bexley

1,170

39

410

14

Brent

3,270

54

780

13

Bromley

1,610

31

520

10

Camden

2,010

62

280

9

Croydon

2,650

43

730

12

Ealing

3,200

51

750

12

Enfield

2,500

46

660

12

Greenwich

1,900

57

370

11

Hackney

2,860

77

290

8

Hammersmith and Fulham

1,400

62

170

8

Haringey

2,670

60

430

10

Harrow

2,250

38

770

13

Havering

1,030

36

390

14

Hillingdon

1,600

41

450

11

Hounslow

1,660

44

410

11

Islington

1,980

64

300

10

Kensington and Chelsea

1,050

57

120

7

Kingston upon Thames

1,000

34

330

11

Lambeth

2,940

65

500

11

Lewisham

2,550

61

520

12

Merton

1,320

43

350

11

Newham

4,220

76

520

9

Redbridge

2,460

45

660

12

Richmond upon Thames

1,070

31

300

9

Southwark

3,260

72

370

8

Sutton

920

32

350

12

Tower Hamlets

2,930

83

200

6

Waltham Forest

2,600

63

500

12

Wandsworth

2,060

53

430

11

Westminster

1,390

62

200

9

Total London3

67,710

52

13,990

11

England4

321,540

43

98,930

13

1 Figures are for students domiciled in local authorities in the London boroughs, rounded to the nearest 10 students.

2 The percentage is the number of students in receipt of fee support expressed as a percentage of the total number of students who applied to the Student Loans Company for any student support and is rounded to the nearest whole number.

3 Totals do not add due to rounding.

4 A figure for all English local authorities has been included in the table for comparison purposes.

Source:

Student Loans Company

In 2005/06, students on full-time undergraduate courses and their families were expected to make a contribution towards the cost of their tuition based on household income. Students from lower income backgrounds were wholly or partially exempt from paying tuition fees.

In 2006/07, no student needs to find money up front to meet tuition fees as they are eligible for a tuition fee loan of up to £3,000.