Student loans: average debt on entry to repayment England 2000-2019

This statistic shows the average outstanding student loan debt in England on entry to repayment from 2000 to 2019. A large increase occurred between 2009 and 2010, which may reflect the change in tuition fees from 1,000 British pounds per year to 3,000 British pounds per year introduced in 2004/05. Similarly, the strong rise in 2017, 2018 and 2019 is most likely related to the introduction of fees over 9,000 British pounds in 2012.

Average student loan debt on entry to repayment in England from 2000 to 2019, by repayment cohort (in GBP)*

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Release date

June 2019


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2000 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Repayment cohort refers to all former students who reached the Statutory Repayment Due Date (SRDD) and become liable to repay the loan in the same year. The SRDD is usually the April after graduating or otherwise leaving the course.
**The student loan system was implemented in 1998, making the 2002 repayment cohort were the the first to include borrowers who completed a 3 year course.
Data prior to 2003 published earlier by the source.

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