Data set from Student loan forecasts for England

Forecast number of student entrants receiving loans, by loan product

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Data set details

Finance and funding
Student loan forecasts for England
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of borrowers
  • Loan type
  • Plan type of loan
Time period
2019/20 to 2024/25

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
Plan 1Fee loans2019200Academic yearNationalE92000001England
Plan 1Maintenance loans2019200Academic yearNationalE92000001England
Plan 2Full time Fee loans201920435000Academic yearNationalE92000001England
Plan 2Full time Maintenance loans201920395000Academic yearNationalE92000001England
Plan 2Part time Fee loans20192035000Academic yearNationalE92000001England

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
loan_typeLoan type - Filter by loan type
number_borrowersNumber of borrowers
plan_typePlan type of loan - Filter by plan type


  1. Coverage: Entrant borrowers who received loans as English domiciled students studying in the UK or as EU domiciled students studying in England.
  2. Plan 2 loans were introduced in place of Plan 1 loans for new entrants to higher education from September 2012. Part-time higher education fee loans were introduced at the same time and part-time maintenance loans were introduced in August 2018.
  3. Doctoral loans were introduced in August 2018.
  4. Borrowers receiving both fee and maintenance loans for their course are included in both totals.
  5. Master's loans were introduced in August 2016.
  6. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 5,000 borrowers.
  7. Advanced Learner Loans were introduced for students aged 24+ on some further education courses in August 2013, and extended to students aged 19-23 in August 2016.

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