Data set from Student loan forecasts for England

Table 2a: Forecast number of students receiving loans, by loan product

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Forecast number of student receiving loans by loan product in thousands of students.

Data set details

Finance and funding
Student loan forecasts for England
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of students (thousands)
  • Loan product
  • Loan type
  • Plan type of loan
Time period
2020/21 to 2025/26

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
Plan 1TotalTotal2020210Academic yearNationalE92000001England
Plan 1TotalTotal2021220Academic yearNationalE92000001England
Plan 1TotalTotal2022230Academic yearNationalE92000001England
Plan 1TotalTotal2023240Academic yearNationalE92000001England
Plan 1TotalTotal2024250Academic yearNationalE92000001England

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
loan_productLoan product - Filter by loan product
loan_typeLoan type - Filter by loan type
number_of_students_thousandsNumber of students (thousands)
plan_typePlan type of loan - Filter by plan type


  1. Borrowers receiving both fee and maintenance loans for their course are included in both totals.
  2. Historic statistics on students receiving loans is published by Student Loans Company in the Student Support for Higher Education in England publication for 2019/20.
  3. The number of students receiving fee or maintenance loans.
  4. Coverage: Borrowers who received loans as English domiciled students studying in the UK or as EU domiciled students studying in England
  5. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 1,000 borrowers.
  6. The outlay model only forecasts students as receiving loans up to six years after they entered higher education, therefore no Plan 1 outlay is forecasted in financial year 2020-21 onwards. However, there are some exceptional cases where students may still be paid a Plan 1 loan later than this, e.g. if they had suspended their studies.

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