Data set from Student loan forecasts for England

Table 9: Average loan balance at Statutory Repayment Due Date (SRDD), average loan balance at SRDD in FY2023-24 prices, average lifetime repayments in FY2023-24 prices, median years liable to repay, and proportion of loan outlay repaid in real terms of undergraduate borrowers, by lifetime decile​

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Average loan balance at Statutory Repayment Due Date (SRDD), average loan balance at SRDD in FY2023-24 prices, average lifetime repayments in FY2023-24 prices, median years liable to repay, and proportion of loan outlay repaid in real terms of undergraduate borrowers, by lifetime decile

Data set details

Theme
Finance and funding
Publication
Student loan forecasts for England
Release type
Geographic levels
National
Indicators
  • Average loan balance at SRDD (nominal)
  • Average loan balance at SRDD (in FY2023-24 prices)
  • Average lifetime repayments (in FY2023-24 prices)
Filters
  • Lifetime Earnings Decile
Time period
2023/24

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
lifetime_earnings_decileaverage_loan_balance_at_srdd_nominalaverage_loan_balance_at_srdd_in_fy2324_pricesaverage_lifetime_repayments_in_fy2324_pricesmedian_years_liable_to_repayproportion_of_outlay_repaid_real_termstime_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_name
Entire cohort4370037600268003171202324Academic yearNationalE92000001England
1430003700040004011202324Academic yearNationalE92000001England
2433003730088004024202324Academic yearNationalE92000001England
34170036000145004040202324Academic yearNationalE92000001England
44270036800214004058202324Academic yearNationalE92000001England

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 6 variables
Variable nameVariable description
average_lifetime_repayments_in_fy2324_pricesAverage lifetime repayments (in FY2023-24 prices)
average_loan_balance_at_srdd_in_fy2324_pricesAverage loan balance at SRDD (in FY2023-24 prices)
average_loan_balance_at_srdd_nominalAverage loan balance at SRDD (nominal)
lifetime_earnings_decileLifetime Earnings Decile - Filter by lifetime earnings decile
median_years_liable_to_repayMedian years liable to repay

Footnotes

  1. Coverage: Borrowers who receive undergraduate loans through Student Finance England. For further details on eligibility, please see the Student Finance England practitioner website: https://www.practitioners.slc.co.uk/products.
  2. A summary timeline of introduction of different plan types is available in Table 1.1 in the Methodology: <a href="https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/methodology/student-loan-forecasts-for-england-methodology">https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/methodology/student-loan-forecasts-for-england-methodology</a>
  3. Mean averages are taken per loan (rather than per borrower). One borrower can take multiple loans across multiple periods of study, for example by taking a PGCE after an undergraduate degree.
  4. Data covers all full-time and part-time undergraduate borrowers starting in academic year 2023/24 under Plan 5 only. A small number of undergraduate borrowers starting in academic year 2023/24 will have differed entry and may be under Plan 2.
  5. Median years liable to repay, includes borrowers in active repayment of loan debt including and interest charged on the balance of the loan.
  6. These deciles do not align with earnings deciles for the population in general. They refer to the projected lifetime earnings for graduates only.
  7. For higher earnings deciles the Plan 5 figures for 'proportion of outlay repaid in real terms' slightly exceed 100% even though interest is set in line with RPI. This is because the interest is set to RPI on a 1 year lag whereas discounting is based on unlagged RPI.
  8. Loan borrowers normally become liable to begin repaying a loan at the start of the tax year (6 April) after graduating or otherwise leaving their course, this point is known as their Statutory Repayment Due Date (SRDD). After their SRDD, borrowers are required to make repayments if their income is above the repayment threshold. Borrowers studying part time, reach SRDD on the earlier of, the start of the tax year following them ceasing to be eligible for student support, or the start of the tax year following the 4th anniversary of the start of their course.
  9. Years liable to repay measures the time between SRDD and either loan write-off or the loan being fully repaid.
  10. Lifetime earnings are considered as all earnings between SRDD and 50 years after SRDD, normalised using average earnings growth indices.
  11. Values in 2023-24 prices have been calculated using OBR forecasts for RPI.
  12. Monetary average figures have been rounded to the nearest £100.
  13. Proportions have been rounded to the nearest 1%.

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