Data set from Student loan forecasts for England

Table 10: Higher education undergraduate student loan outlay, by Household Residual Income​

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Loan outlay, mean loan outlay per student, number of students and proportion of students by Household Residual Income band for 2020/21

Data set details

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Student loan forecasts for England
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Mean outlay per student
  • Number of students
  • Percentage
  • HRI Band (£ thousands)
Time period

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
Not Stated39677001130035100022.11202021Academic yearNationalE92000001England
£034798001780019600019.39202021Academic yearNationalE92000001England
£0-586680017400500004.83202021Academic yearNationalE92000001England
£5-10142810017400820007.96202021Academic yearNationalE92000001England
£10-15120530017500690006.72202021Academic yearNationalE92000001England

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 5 variables
Variable nameVariable description
hri_bandHRI Band (£ thousands) - Filter by HRI band
mean_outlay_per_student_£Mean outlay per student
number_of_studentsNumber of students
total_outlay_£000Total outlay (£ thousands)


  1. Coverage: Borrowers who received loans as full-time undergraduate English domiciled students studying in the UK.
  2. Total outlay is in thousands of pounds and is rounded to the nearest 100 thousand pounds, mean outlay is rounded to the nearest 100 pounds, and number of students to the nearest thousand.
  3. Loan outlay includes tuition fee loan and maintenance loan.
  4. These 2020/21 figures are provisional figures based on DfE analysis of SLC data.
  5. Individuals who chose not to reveal their household residual income may have an income over the maximum threshold.
  6. Maintenance loans are means tested and calculated on a sliding scale of household residual income depending on students living location.
  7. These figures are restricted to full-time English-domiciled students and do not include Advanced Learner Loans.
  8. The household residual income figure provided may not be from 2020/21 as students do not typically have to submit a new figure in each year of their study.
  9. Part-time students have been excluded from the table due to a large proportion of borrowers with non-declared income. This is because only a small proportion of all part-time borrowers requested or received a maintenance loan in AY 2020/21, and borrowers don’t need to supply information about household income if they are requesting fee loan support only or maintenance loan support at the non-income assessed level.

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