Students: Loans

Department for Education written question – answered on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Conservative, South West Surrey

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the total interest paid on student loans was in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Vice-Chair, Conservative Party, Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)

The Student Loans Company does not distinguish between capital and interest when allocating repayments to a student’s account. It is not possible therefore to identify separately the total interest repaid.

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