We have not made specific estimates of the proportion of students at each household income level. For full-time students, the recently announced reforms for 2008/09 mean we estimate that around one third of eligible students will be entitled to a full grant. These students will have a residual household income of £25,000 or less. We also estimate around a third will be entitled to a partial grant, equivalent to an income between £25,000 and £60,005.
Due to these reforms for full-time students, by 2011, the number of students receiving some level of grant will increase by around 100,000. As part of this change, an extra 50,000 students will receive a full grant.
For part-time students the uncertainties are greater as the student support package is generally not available to students above a household income of around £26,000 (2007/08 support).