Statistics on the financial support awarded to students/ learners

We compile and publish statistics on student finance by academic year for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Comparisons across government administrations are difficult due to the variations in student finance policy but we've attempted such a comparison here. For each academic year, the charts below show the;

Average amount of Maintenance Loan paid to students, by country in which they normally live prior to study (country which funds the loan).

2012/13

£3,750
England
£3,120
Northern Ireland
£3,070
Scotland
£2,890
Wales

2011/12

£3,670
England
£3,140
Northern Ireland
£2,960
Scotland
£3,040
Wales

2010/11

£3,630
England
£3,120
Northern Ireland
£2,760
Scotland
£3,230
Wales

2009/10

£3,600
England
£3,100
Northern Ireland
£2,450
Scotland
£3,450
Wales

2008/09

£3,520
England
£3,060
Northern Ireland
£2,370
Scotland
£3,410
Wales

2007/08

£3,530
England
£3,000
Northern Ireland
£2,330
Scotland
£3,430
Wales

2006/07

£3590
England
£3000
Northern Ireland
£2290
Scotland
£3510
Wales

2005/06

£3,470
England
£2,820
Northern Ireland
£2,260
Scotland
£3,480
Wales

2004/05

£3,390
England
£2,740
Northern Ireland
£2,390
Scotland
£3,410
Wales

2003/04

£3,310
England
£2,700
Northern Ireland
£2,430
Scotland
£3,340
Wales

Series of publications

The full series of publications about our customers who have been awarded financial support:

Higher Education

  • Student Support for Higher Education in England
  • Student Support for Higher Education in Northern Ireland
  • Higher Education Student Support in Scotland - published by the Scottish Government
  • Student Support for Higher Education in Wales

Further Education

  • England Further Education student support - Advanced Learner Loans Payments.
  • Northern Ireland Further Education finance - we assess and pay Education Maintenance Allowances for Northern Ireland domiciled students - no statistics are published.
  • Wales Further Education finance - we assess and pay Education Maintenance Allowances and the Welsh Government Learning Grant FE for Welsh domiciled students. Statistics for Wales are published by the Welsh Government.

For details of future editions of the above series, visit the UK National Statistics Publication Hub.