ILR specification: 2021 to 2022

Financial support type: field

Updates

Version 5View changes
Type of change:
Revision
Details of change:

The guidance in the Notes has been updated for clarification:

In the Cash paragraph:
- References to Access to Learner Funds are replaced with Office for Students Student Opportunity allocation

In the Accommodation discounts paragraph:
- Replaced 'university' with 'provider'

In the Other paragraph:
- Travel Costs has been replaced with 'Contributions towards travel costs'
- Laboratory costs has been replaced with 'Contributions towards laboratory costs'


Type of change:
Revision
Details of change:

The Reason required has been updated from:

To capture financial support received by all students to understand the role that bursaries and other in-kind support play in determining the choice of where students study and the impact this has on their likelihood of continuing studies.

Changed to:

Required by Office for Students (OfS) for:

  • Access and participation monitoring
  • Comparison with Student Loans Company (SLC) data

Definition

This field records the type of financial support received by the student.

Reason required

Required by Office for Students (OfS) for:

  • Access and participation monitoring.

  • Comparison with Student Loans Company (SLC) data.

Schema definitions

XML Element Name
FINTYPE
Field length
1
Data type
xs:int
Minimum occurrences
1
Maximum occurrences
1

Collection requirements

  • Collected for all learners

Attribute Codes

CodeTitleMax Occurs
1Cash1
2Near Cash1
3Accommodation discount1
4Other1

Notes

  • Submitted in conjunction with the associated field FINAMOUNT to provide the type for each Financial Support amount.

Cash

  • Any bursary/scholarship/award that is paid to the student, where there is no restriction on the use of the award. This will include BACS payments, cheques, cash awards and any means tested hardship funds that fall outside of the Office for Students Student Opportunity allocation.

Near cash

  • This constitutes any voucher schemes or prepaid cards awarded to students where there are defined outlets or services for which the voucher/card can be used, (for example, Aspire cards.)

Accommodation discounts

  • Discounted accommodation in Provider Halls / Residences.

Other

  • This includes all in-kind support that is not included in the above categories. This will include, but is not limited to:

    • Contribution towards travel costs

    • Contribution towards laboratory costs

    • Printer credits

    • Equipment (for example: laptops, course literature)

    • Subsidised field trips

    • Subsidised meal costs


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