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Students: Finance

Volume 505: debated on Friday 5 February 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many students eligible for payments from the Student Loans Company are awaiting payment; (311295)

(2) many applications for student loans there were in the 2009-10 academic year; and how many such applications have been approved with full assessment to date;

(3) how many applications to the Student Loans Company there were in the academic year 2008-09 for student loans.

In the 2008-09 academic year, there were a total of 956,000 applications for student support for those studying in England.

I am advised by the Student Loans Company (SLC) that the number of applications received as at 31 January 2010 for 2009-10 academic year was 1,026,000. New applications are still being received. Not all applications result in payments as some applicants decide not to proceed for a number of reasons.

Figures on the status of applications for maintenance support and numbers of payments were given in the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Hazel Grove (Andrew Stunell) on 1 February 2010, Official Report, column 140-42w.

Further information is available on the Student Loans Company (SLC) website:

http://www.slc.co.uk/statistics/facts%20and%20%20figures/index.html

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students in higher education have received payments in respect of (a) tuition fee loans, (b) maintenance loans, (c) grants for living costs, (d) bursaries and scholarships and (e) extra help for students with children or adult dependants from his Department in (i) Torbay constituency, (ii) the South West and (iii) England in each of the last three years; and what the total monetary value was of each such type of payment in each area in each such year. (314214)

The information is as follows:

Student support—Torbay local authority

Academic year

2006/07

2007/08

2008/09

Students (thousand)

Value (£ million)

Students (thousand)

Value (£ million)

Students (thousand)

Value (£ million)

Tuition Fee Loans

0.9

1.8

1.2

3.0

1.6

4.3

Maintenance Loans

1.7

6.4

1.8

6.3

1.8

6.4

HE Maintenance Grant

0.5

1.1

0.8

1.8

1.3

2.8

HE Grant

0.4

0.4

0.3

0.2

0.1

0.1

Extra help for students with children or adult dependents1

0.1

0.3

0.1

0.3

0.1

0.4

Student support—South West

Academic year

2006/07

2007/08

2008/09

Students (thousand)

Value (£ million)

Students (thousand)

Value (£ million)

Students (thousand)

Value (£ million)

Tuition Fee Loans

37.5

70.8

51.4

126.1

64.0

180.3

Maintenance Loans

72.2

259.5

73.2

259.0

74.9

263.5

HE Maintenance Grant

15.1

28.7

28.1

55.8

43.8

89.9

HE Grant

13.8

11.9

8.6

7.5

2.7

2.3

Extra help for students with children or adult dependents1

2.4

6.5

2.8

7.5

3.1

8.5

Student support—England

Academic year

2006/07

2007/08

2008/09

Students (thousand)

Value (£ million)

Students (thousand)

Value (£ million)

Students (thousand)

Value (£ million)

Tuition Fee Loans

397.3

807.7

553.5

1,388.6

696.9

1,981.1

Maintenance Loans

728.1

2,613.4

746.2

2,630.7

771.5

2,717.0

HE Maintenance Grant

166.2

334.3

301.4

629.6

466.1

998.6

HE Grant

154.7

136.9

93.8

83.6

29.6

26.3

Extra help for students with children or adult dependents1

28.1

78.6

31.8

90.5

36.2

106.7

1 Childcare Grant, Parental Learning Allowance and Adult Dependants Grant

Source:

Student Loans Company

The information requested on bursaries and scholarships is not available centrally as they are the responsibility of higher education institutions.