Students: Finance

Innovation, Universities and Skills written question – answered on 15th January 2009.

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Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much the average maintenance grant payment to eligible undergraduate students was in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2007-08.

Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Minister of State (Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills) (Higher Education & Intellectual Property)

The information requested is as follows:

Average Higher Education Grant and Maintenance Grant (£)( 1)
2005/06 2006/07 2007/08
Higher Education Grant(2) 870 890 890
Maintenance Grant(3) n/a 2,010 2,090
(1) Figures rounded to nearest £10.

(2) Average amount for those awarded a Higher Education Grant.

(3) Average amount for those awarded a Maintenance Grant.

The Maintenance Grant for living costs was introduced in 2006/07, replacing the Higher Education Grant for new entrants.

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