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Non-income assessed loans awarded since 2005: FOI release

Published: 20 Dec 2021

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
20 Dec 2021
Non-income assessed loans awarded since 2005: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100252056
Date received: 31 Oct 2021
Date responded: 24 Nov 2021
Information requested

I would like to know more about previous maintenance loans. Could you please provide, since 2005, the figure for income unassessed maintenance loans (currently sitting at £4750).

If there has / hasn’t been an increase since 2005, I would like to understand what the processes is for increasing the loan (i.e, is there an inflation based increase?)

Response

You asked for the figure for income unassessed maintenance loans since 2005. For some years there are more than one income unassessed amount depending on when the student started their course or if they stayed at home. All the amounts are taken from the funding guides for these sessions.

In academic sessions 2005-2006 to 2012-2013, where stated, we paid the ‘full-year’ rate of loan if they were in any year except the final year of a course that lasted more than one year, or were doing a PGCE or a PGDE. We paid the ‘final-year’ rate of loan if they were in the last year of their course or were studying an HNC or other one-year course. There were also different loan amounts for students studying a normal undergraduate course to students study an Allied Health Profession course or in fifth year of a medical or dental degree in academic years 2005-2006 to 2012-2013.

2005-2006
For students who are studying at Scottish institutions, who entered higher education between the 1998-1999 academic year and 2000-2001 academic year, and who are on a continuous programme of study.

 

Living in hall of residence or lodgings

Living in their parents' home

 

Non income-assessed part

Non income-assessed part

Full Year

£830

£545

Final Year

£710

£440

For students who are studying at Scottish institutions, who entered higher education between the 1998-1999 academic year and 2000-2001 academic year, and who are on a continuous programme of study.

 

Living in hall of residence or lodgings

Living in their parents' home

 

Non income-assessed part

Non income-assessed part

Full Year

£1,970

£1,310

Final Year

£1,555

£1,000

For students who are studying at a UK institution outside Scotland, who entered higher education in the 2002-2003 academic year or later, or who are entering higher education after a break in study of one year or more.

 

Living in hall of residence or lodgings

Living in hall of residence or lodgings and studying in London

Living in their parents' home

 

Non income-assessed part

Non income-assessed part

Non income-assessed part

Full Year

£2,010

£2,170

£1,720

Final Year

£1,890

£2,010

£1,620

For students who are studying at a UK institution outside Scotland, who entered higher education between the 1998-1999 academic year and the 2001-2002 academic year, and who are on a continuous programme of study.

 

Living in hall of residence or lodgings

Living in hall of residence or lodgings and studying in London

Living in their parents' home

 

Non income-assessed part

Non income-assessed part

Non income-assessed part

Full Year

£3,145

£3,885

£2,490

Final Year

£2,730

£3,365

£2,180

For students studying an Allied Health profession course, in fifth year of a medicine or dental course and studying a degree course in nursing and midwifery that started in session 2000-2001 or earlier.

 

Living in hall of residence or lodgings

Living in hall of residence or lodgings and studying in London

Living in their parents' home

 

Non income-assessed part

Non income-assessed part

Non income-assessed part

Full Year

£2,055

£2,540

£1,575

Final Year

£1,500

£1,885

£1,155

2006-2007
Normal undergraduate students

Living in hall of residence or elsewhere

Living in their parents' home

£850

£560

Allied Health Profession/Fifth year medical or dental

 

Living in hall of residence or lodgings

Living in hall of residence or lodgings and studying in London

Living in their parents' home

 

Non income-assessed part

Non income-assessed part

Non income-assessed part

Full Year

£2,105

£2,605

£1,615

Final Year

£1,540

£1,900

£1,185

2007-2008
Normal undergraduate students

Living in hall of residence or elsewhere

Living in their parents' home

£870

£575

Allied Health Profession/Fifth year medical or dental

 

Living in hall of residence or lodgings

Living in hall of residence or lodgings and studying in London

Living in their parents' home

 

Non income-assessed part

Non income-assessed part

Non income-assessed part

Full Year

£2,155

£2,665

£1,655

Final Year

£1,575

£1,945

£1,215

2008-2009
Normal undergraduate students

Living in hall of residence or elsewhere

Living in their parents' home

£890

£590

Allied Health Profession/Fifth year medical or dental

 

Living in hall of residence or lodgings

Living in hall of residence or lodgings and studying in London

Living in their parents' home

 

Non income-assessed part

Non income-assessed part

Non income-assessed part

Full Year

£2,210

£2,730

£1,695

Final Year

£1,615

£1,995

£1,245

2009-2010
Normal undergraduate students

 

Living in hall of residence or elsewhere

Living in their parents' home

Full Year

£915

£605

Final Year

£785

£480

Allied Health Profession/Fifth year medical or dental

 

Living in hall of residence or lodgings

Living in hall of residence or lodgings and studying in London

Living in their parents' home

 

Non income-assessed part

Non income-assessed part

Non income-assessed part

Full Year

£2,265

£2,800

£1,740

Final Year

£1,655

£2,045

£1,275

2010-2011 and 2011-2012
Normal undergraduate students

 

Living in hall of residence or elsewhere

Living in their parents' home

Full Year

£915

£605

Final Year

£785

£480

Allied Health Profession/Fifth year medical or dental

Living in hall of residence or lodgings

Living in hall of residence or lodgings and studying in London

Living in their parents' home

Non income-assessed part

Non income-assessed part

Non income-assessed part

£2,265

£2,800

£1,740

2012-2013
Normal undergraduate students

 

Living in hall of residence or elsewhere

Living in their parents' home

Full Year

£940

£620

Final Year

£810

£495

Allied Health Profession/Fifth year medical or dental

Living in hall of residence or lodgings

Living in hall of residence or lodgings and studying in London

Living in their parents' home

Non income-assessed part

Non income-assessed part

Non income-assessed part

£2,330

£2,880

£1,790

2013-2014

Non income-assessed

£4,500


 

2014-2015

Non income-assessed

£4,750

2015-2016 to present (2021-2022)

 

Non income-assessed

Undergraduate

£4,750

Postgraduate

£4,500

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