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.

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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
2019/20 to 2026/27

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
Plan 1TotalTotal201920zAcademic yearNationalE92000001England
Plan 1TotalTotal202021zAcademic yearNationalE92000001England
Plan 1TotalTotal202122zAcademic yearNationalE92000001England
Plan 1TotalTotal202223zAcademic yearNationalE92000001England
Plan 1TotalTotal202324zAcademic 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. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 1,000 borrowers.
  2. Plan 5 loans will replace Plan 2 loans for new entrants to full-time and part-time undergraduate courses and new borrowers of Advanced Learner Loans from Academic Year 2023/24.
  3. Where you see the symbol 'z' this refers to not applicable.
  4. Borrowers receiving both fee and maintenance loans for their course are included in both totals.
  5. Coverage: Borrowers who received loans as English domiciled students studying in the UK or as EU domiciled students studying in England
  6. 2019 figures are provisional figures based on DfE analysis of SLC data.
  7. 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 2021-22 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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