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Students: Loans

Question for Department for Education

UIN 112506, tabled on 13 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students have taken out advanced learner loans in each year since they were introduced.

Answered on

20 November 2017

The table below provides an overview of the approved applications received for Advanced Learner Loans since their introduction in the 2013/14 academic year to the latest published data for the 2016/17 academic year.

Academic year

Number of approved applications

2013/14

56,220

2014/15

56,870

2015/16

71,190

2016/17

82,290

Notes:

1. 24+ Advanced Learning Loans were expanded to those aged 19 and over starting in the 2016/17 academic year and were renamed to ‘Advanced Learner Loans’.

2. All figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

3. Final application data is as at 30 September for each academic year, starting from 30/09/14 and ending with 30/09/17.

Data on Advanced Learner Loans from the 2013/14 academic year onwards is published by the department and available at the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/further-education.