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Student income and expenditure survey 2011 to 2012

Assesses the financial position of students in higher education in England and Wales. BIS research paper number 115.


Student Income and Expenditure Survey 2011 to 2012


Presents findings from a study on the income and expenditure of higher education (HE) students studying in England. It is based on a series of earlier surveys undertaken at regular intervals since the mid 1980s, and most recently in 2007 to 2008. The surveys track the financial position of students and measure the impact of changes in funding and support.

The report looks at the financial position of HE students in England in the academic year 2011 to 2012, and provides a baseline to measure changes to the student financial support package from 2012 to 2013.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills commissioned this report from the Institute for Employment Studies and the National Centre for Social Research (NATCEN).

Published 27 June 2013
Last updated 9 April 2014 + show all updates
  1. Updated version of document includes Welsh/English comparisons
  2. First published.