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To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
(1) what his latest estimate is of total cost of supporting students at alternative learning providers in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16 by (i) loan support, (ii) maintenance grants and (iii) any other support;
(2) what estimate his Department has made of the amount spent on maintenance grants for students at private colleges in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15.
The estimated costs of support to students at alternative providers are as follows:
|By financial year|
|(i) Loan outlay (cash)||400||650||600|
|(ii) Maintenance grants and (iii) allowances||150||250||250|
Forecast of expenditure on students at alternative providers remain especially uncertain as we still do not yet know how many students will be paid support in the 2013/14 academic year. All forecasts are based on assumed growth from the 2012/13 baseline.