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Higher Education Student Support in Scotland, 2012-13

Higher Education Student Support in Scotland, 2012-13

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

ISBN: 9781784120160

Statistics showing the number of students supported and amounts paid or authorised by Student Awards Agency Scotland in tuition fees, loans and awards.

Executive Summary

Scotland’s Chief Statistician today published statistics on Higher Education Student Support in Scotland 2012-13. The statistics in this release supersede those published by Scotland’s Chief Statistician on 24 October 2012. These figures relate to support provided or authorised by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to higher education students in academic years 2003-04 to 2012-13. SAAS administers the student support for Scottish domiciled higher education students studying throughout the UK and EU students studying in Scotland. SAAS pays out money to cover tuition fees, fee loans and non-repayable bursaries and supplementary grants, as well as authorising maintenance loans which are paid out by the Student Loans Company. Interim figures on the number of applications received so far for funding in 2013-14 are also included.