To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of all students received the minimum student maintenance loan in London in (a) 2012, (b) 2015 and (c) 2021.

### Answered on

18 January 2023

The Student Loans Company (SLC) has provided the figures below, which outlines the proportion of students who received the minimum and maximum student maintenance loan whilst studying in or outside London in the 2012/13, 2015/16 and 2021/22 academic years.

The proportion of all students that received the minimum student maintenance loan in London in (a) 2012, (b) 2015 and (c) 2021:

Academic year | 2012 | 2015 | 2021 |

Proportion | 25.6% | 26.3% | 21.3% |

The proportion of students that received the minimum student maintenance loan outside of London in (a) 2012, (b) 2015 and (c) 2021:

Academic year | 2012 | 2015 | 2021 |

Proportion | 35.6% | 33.2% | 38.6% |

The proportion of all students that received the full student maintenance loan in London in (a) 2012, (b) 2015 and (c) 2021:

Academic year | 2012 | 2015 | 2021 |

Proportion | 67.1% | 64.9% | 62.3% |

The proportion of all students that received the full student maintenance loan outside of London in (a) 2012, (b) 2015 and (c) 2021:

Academic year | 2012 | 2015 | 2021 |

Proportion | 56.6% | 55.5% | 37.5% |

This data is not routinely held by the Department, so has been supplied by SLC for this request.

The data above only include full-time undergraduate students, as the minimum and maximum maintenance loan amounts differ for part-time undergraduate students.

The above figures are for students who are living elsewhere from their parental home. For students living at their parental home, the amount of loan awarded is the same, whether in London or outside London.