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Students: Loans

Question for Department for Education

UIN 109925, tabled on 26 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of trends in the number of applications from learners aged over 24 for advanced learner loans in 2016-17.

Answered on

31 October 2017

The Student Loans Company figures show that the take-up of Advanced Learner Loans by those aged 24 and over was lower in the 2016/17 academic year than it was in 2015/16, by around 8,000.

The Department is examining the reasons for this trend and, with its delivery partners, will continue to provide support to colleges and training providers to improve awareness and understanding of Advanced Learner Loans.

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