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Student finance calculator

This calculator produces rough estimates of the costs and distributional consequences of different reforms to the student loans system in England. All numbers are reported for a single entry cohort of students (the default is the 2021 entry cohort).

Change the parameters of the system on the left-hand side of the page. 'Reintroduce maintenance grants' sets the parameters such that up to £3,000 of maintenance loans are replaced by grants in line with a recommendation of the Augar Review of Post-18 Education. 'Set to Augar system' sets the parameters to roughly match all suggestions of the Augar Review. Make sure you press 'Calculate' at the end.

Visualisations of distributional effects can be revealed by clicking on the titles of the horizontal panels on the right.

Last updated: 29 October 2021

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