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Student support for higher education

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  • Release date: 15 November 2018
  • Period covered: 2017/18
  • Next update: January 2019
An annual report produced by the Student Loans Company (SLC), showing information by type of support.

Key results for academic year 2017/18 (final)

  • 74,000 student support scheme students in Wales were receiving support in 2017/18.
  • The final amount of student support awarded in 2017/18 was £951.9m, an increase of 9 per cent on 2016/17.
  • A total of £127.9m was awarded in Welsh Government Learning Grant (WGLG), unchanged from 2016/17.
  • 57,400 students were paid Maintenance Loans, which amounted to £274.0m, compared to 57,400 students paid £238.6m in 2016/17.
  • Higher Education (HE) Institutions were paid Tuition Fee Loans amounting to £223.6m, on behalf of 57,100 students domiciled in Wales and EU domiciled students studying in Wales.
  • £268.0m of Tuition Fee Grant was paid.
  • £28.2m of Postgraduate loans was paid.

Latest loan take-up rates, for academic year 2016/17

  • An estimated 94.9 per cent of eligible students took out a Maintenance Loan.
  • An estimated 95.2 per cent of eligible students took out a Tuition Fee Loan.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 9528
Email: post16ed.stats@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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