Students: Gloucestershire

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 25th January 2010.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour, Stroud

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 dependents in Gloucestershire in each of the last three years; and what the amount was of payments of each such type made to students from Gloucestershire in each such year.

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

The available information is shown in the table.

Student support, Gloucestershire 2006/07 to 2008/09
Academic Year
2006/07 2007/08 2008/09
Students (thousands) Value (£ million) Students (thousands) Value (£ million) Students (thousands) Value (£ million)
Tuition Fee Loans 4.7 8.7 6.4 15.9 8.0 23.0
Maintenance Loans 8.8 31.2 8.9 31.2 9.2 32.4
HE Maintenance Grant 1.7 3.0 3.0 5.7 4.8 8.8
HE Grant 1.4 1.2 0.8 0.7 0.3 0.2
Extra help for students with children or adult dependents(1) 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.6 0.3 0.7
(1) Childcare Grant, Parental Learning Allowance, Lone Parents Grant and Adult Dependants Grant.


The information requested on bursaries and scholarships is not available centrally as they are the responsibility of higher education institutions. Complete information for the current academic year 2009/10 is not yet available, and will be available in late 2010 when a Statistical First Release on Student Support will be published on the Student Loans Company website.


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