To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many undergraduates in universities in England from households with incomes of (a) up to £25,000, (b) £25,000 to £27,120, (c) £27,120 to £30,000, (d) £30,000 to £35,000, (e) £35,000 to £38,330 and (f) greater than £38,331 attended university in each year since 2006-07 for which figures are available.
Complete information on household incomes of students is not available centrally.
The recently announced reforms for 2008/09 mean we estimate that around one third of eligible full-time 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 a residual household income between £25,000 and £60,005.
Due to these reforms by 2011, we estimate that the number of full-time students receiving some level of grant will increase by around 100,000. As part of this change, we estimate an extra 50,000 students will receive a full grant.