Students: Finance

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been spent on maintenance grants for undergraduate students in each year since 2007-08; and how much is expected to be spent in each year up to 2014-15.

Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Minister of State (Universities and Science)

In each academic year since 2007-08, the expenditure on maintenance grants and special support grants has been as follows. This series excludes the expenditure on the HE grant introduced in 2004 and no longer available to entrants from 2006. These data are published each November by the Student Loans Company:

  Grants awarded (£ million)
2011/12(1) 1,213.3
2010/11 1,259.1
2009/10 1,207.8
2008/09 998.6
2007/08 629.6
(1) Provisional

In each year up to 2014-15 the expected expenditure is:

  Grant forecasts (£ million)
2014/15 1,550
2013/14 1,450
2012/13 1,350

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