Data set from Student loan forecasts for England

Table 2b: Forecast number of student entrants receiving loans, by loan product

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

Data set details

Finance and funding
Student loan forecasts for England
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of students entrants (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 1TotalFee loan2020210Academic yearNationalE92000001England
Plan 1TotalMaintenance loan2020210Academic yearNationalE92000001England
Plan 2TotalTotal202021553Academic yearNationalE92000001England
Plan 2Higher education full timeFee loan202021434Academic 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_student_entrants_thousandsNumber of students entrants (thousands)
plan_typePlan type of loan - Filter by plan type


  1. The number of student entrants receiving fee or maintenance loans.
  2. Borrowers receiving both fee and maintenance loans for their course are included in both totals.
  3. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 1,000 borrowers.
  4. Coverage: Entrant borrowers who received loans as English domiciled students studying in the UK or as EU domiciled students studying in England.
  5. 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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