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Nurses: Training

Question for Department for Education

UIN 136237, tabled on 17 April 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of nursing students who have received incorrect payments from the Student Loans Company and who have been told that money will as a result be deducted from their future payments.

Answered on

25 April 2018

793 Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions students are currently known to have received an overpayment of student support as a result of an error by the Student Loans Company (SLC).

The government announced on 18 April that the SLC will provide support to ensure that none of the students affected by the error suffer hardship.

Students affected by this will be eligible to apply for additional, non-repayable, support of up to £1,000 for the remainder of this academic year, and should contact the SLC. In addition, repayment of overpaid maintenance support will be deferred for all students affected until they have finished their courses and can afford to repay.