Students: Finance

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 24th September 2015.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the level of maintenance support for undergraduate students; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Universities and Science)

The Student Income and Expenditure Survey which took place earlier this year will report on the finances of HE students in England and Wales. The report is expected to be published in early 2016.

Maintenance support is a contribution to student living costs. However we are increasing the overall cash-in-hand we provide to students to support their cost of living.

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