Data set from Student loan forecasts for England

Table 1: Historical student loan outlay and forecast student loan outlay, by loan product

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Historical student loan outlay and forecast student loan outlay, by loan product

Data set details

Finance and funding
Student loan forecasts for England
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Loan outlay
  • Plan type of loan
  • Loan type
  • Loan product
Time period
2012-13 to 2028-29

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
Plan 1Plan 1 loansTotal2012135075Financial yearNationalE92000001EnglandActual
Plan 1Plan 1 loansFee loan2012132430Financial yearNationalE92000001EnglandActual
Plan 1Plan 1 loansMaintenance loan2012132640Financial yearNationalE92000001EnglandActual
Plan 2TotalTotal2012132070Financial yearNationalE92000001EnglandActual
Plan 2Higher education full timeTotal2012132040Financial yearNationalE92000001EnglandActual

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 5 variables
Variable nameVariable description
actual_forecastActual or Forecast - Filter by actuals or forecast
loan_outlay_£mLoan outlay
loan_productLoan product - Filter by loan product
loan_typeLoan type - Filter by loan type
plan_typePlan type of loan - Filter by plan type


  1. Coverage: All borrowers who receive loans through Student Finance England. For further details on eligibility, please see the Student Finance England practitioner website:
  2. The outlay model only forecasts students as receiving loans up to six years after entering higher education; therefore no Plan 1 outlay is forecasted. However, there are some exceptional cases where students may still be paid a Plan 1 loan across our forecast horizon, for example, if they had suspended their studies.
  3. Financial year 2023-24 outlay figures are actuals as published by the Student Loans Company (<a href=""></a>) with the exception of Advanced Learner Loans Plan 2 and Plan 5 outlay.
  4. A summary timeline of introduction of different plan types is available in Table 1.1 in the Methodology: <a href=""></a>
  5. Outlay figures have been rounded to the nearest £5 million.
  6. Where you see the symbol 'z' this refers to not applicable.
  7. Where you see ‘low’ this refers to figures which round to 0, but are not 0.

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