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Students: Loans

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 15th October 2012.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students originally studying at commercial for-profit universities had informed the Student Loans Company they had (a) withdrawn from their course and (b) not passed their degree in (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

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

In assessing students' eligibility for student loans, the Department does not distinguish between those universities that operate on a commercial for-profit basis, and those that do not. The information requested is not available.

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