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Students: Loans

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many student loans have been made by the Student Loans Company in each of the last five years. (255026)

The information requested is as follows.

Maintenance loans taken out, England1

Academic year

Loans taken out2

2003/04

682,000

2004/05

693,100

2005/06

719,100

2006/07

728,100

2007/08 (provisional)

746,200

1 The table covers English domiciled students studying in the UK.

2 Figures rounded to nearest 100.

Source:

Student Loans Company

Tuition fee loans taken out, England1

Academic year

Loans taken out2

2006/07

397,300

2007/08 (provisional)

553,500

1 The table covers English domiciled students studying in the UK and EU students studying in England.

2 Figures rounded to nearest 100.

Source:

Student Loans Company

Tuition Fee Loans were introduced in 2006/07. They are available to both current system students and pre-2006/07 entrants who make a contribution to their fees.