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Student Loans Jan - Mar (First quarter only)

These figures are cumulative year-to-date figures. Therefore, the Jan - Dec figures are the relevant calendar year figures in the annual statistics table. For the purpose of these tables, a student is defined as a person who received at least one payment from StudyLink in the calendar year, up to the month specified. Percentage figures may not add to exactly 100% because of rounding effects. All percentages are rounded to the nearest percent. Five years of data are presented, earlier figures are included in the downloadable spreadsheets.

Amounts paid out for Student Loans

Loan component 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Fees 132,015 132,773 128,905 125,077 99,622
Course related costs 79,665 79,404 78,452 75,448 69,605
Living costs 80,649 79,004 78,158 75,283 72,720
Repayments and Refunds 10,162 8,517 8,835 9,328 7,528
Administration charges 132,651 133,113 129,641 126,005 113,904
Total number of students 146,307 145,958 142,322 138,058 124,867
Total fees $758,982,536 $793,666,394 $790,589,230 $787,802,051 $636,508,383
Total course related costs $71,656,362 $71,461,260 $70,229,115 $66,955,151 $61,581,217
Total living costs $57,064,610 $59,803,925 $64,539,983 $58,768,735 $73,557,092
Total repayments and refunds $-15,640,751 $-14,549,069 $-17,705,244 $-19,090,165 $-15,185,341
Total administration charges $7,961,760 $7,989,960 $7,780,560 $7,563,060 $6,836,640
Average fees $5,749 $5,978 $6,133 $6,299 $6,389
Average course related costs $899 $900 $895 $887 $885
Average living costs $708 $757 $826 $781 $1,012

Distribution of Student Loan recipients by types of education provider attended

Where more than one education provider is named, the students are attending all the named education providers during the year.

Education provider type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
PTE 15,020 10% 14,356 10% 13,081 9% 11,801 9% 10,358 8%
PTE/University 219 0% 178 0% 180 0% 161 0% 167 0%
PTE/University/Wananga             2 0%    
PTE/Wananga 22 0% 9 0% 16 0% 9 0% 12 0%
Polytech 36,643 25% 36,178 25% 34,756 24% 32,133 23% 28,130 23%
Polytech/PTE 153 0% 129 0% 117 0% 83 0% 99 0%
Polytech/PTE/University 4 0% 2 0% 4 0% 3 0% 4 0%
Polytech/PTE/Wananga 2 0%     1 0%        
Polytech/University 486 0% 476 0% 435 0% 384 0% 370 0%
Polytech/University/Wananga 1 0%     2 0% 1 0% 1 0%
Polytech/Wananga 22 0% 28 0% 25 0% 26 0% 35 0%
University 91,352 62% 92,347 63% 91,574 64% 91,345 66% 83,860 67%
University/Wananga 27 0% 20 0% 27 0% 19 0% 17 0%
Wananga 2,356 2% 2,235 2% 2,104 1% 2,091 2% 1,814 1%
Total 146,307 100% 145,958 100% 142,322 100% 138,058 100% 124,867 100%

Fees paid out for Student Loans, by provider type

Loans by provider type ($) 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
PTE $76,326,733 $77,490,357 $71,378,042 $67,136,891 $47,824,014
PTE/University $1,602,633 $1,366,153 $1,313,883 $1,065,115 $1,171,753
PTE/University/Wananga       $18,494  
PTE/Wananga $64,782 $31,396 $33,169 $22,762 $27,230
Polytech $155,044,607 $157,798,641 $155,509,545 $145,538,922 $114,586,858
Polytech/PTE $869,466 $735,842 $583,248 $516,807 $418,601
Polytech/PTE/University $27,674 $12,221 $24,541 $31,433 $29,316
Polytech/PTE/Wananga $5,320   $8,678    
Polytech/University $2,912,937 $2,933,077 $2,707,668 $2,482,472 $2,246,392
Polytech/University/Wananga $620   $12,180 $11,222  
Polytech/Wananga $81,475 $101,859 $73,675 $79,006 $113,470
University $516,460,156 $547,533,622 $553,575,825 $565,917,110 $465,782,016
University/Wananga $98,246 $83,253 $150,870 $74,568 $67,104
Wananga $5,487,888 $5,579,973 $5,217,906 $4,907,249 $4,241,629
Total $758,982,536 $793,666,394 $790,589,230 $787,802,051 $636,508,383

Distribution of Student Loan recipients by age and gender

Age is calculated as at the end of the last quarter of the period.

Student ages 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
17 or less F 2,224 2% 2,198 2% 2,011 1% 1,941 1% 1,173 1%
M 1,682 1% 1,649 1% 1,437 1% 1,295 1% 707 1%
Total 3,906 3% 3,847 3% 3,448 2% 3,236 2% 1,880 2%
18 - 19 F 24,144 17% 24,036 16% 23,950 17% 23,627 17% 19,275 15%
M 17,978 12% 17,969 12% 17,851 13% 17,389 13% 13,047 10%
Total 42,122 29% 42,005 29% 41,801 29% 41,016 30% 32,322 26%
20 - 24 F 34,414 24% 34,919 24% 34,290 24% 33,438 24% 33,014 26%
M 26,050 18% 25,985 18% 25,401 18% 24,773 18% 23,884 19%
Total 60,464 41% 60,904 42% 59,691 42% 58,211 42% 56,898 46%
25 - 29 F 9,086 6% 9,336 6% 9,354 7% 9,099 7% 8,791 7%
M 5,920 4% 5,957 4% 5,850 4% 5,586 4% 5,171 4%
Total 15,006 10% 15,293 10% 15,204 11% 14,685 11% 13,962 11%
30 - 34 F 5,241 4% 5,195 4% 5,039 4% 4,926 4% 4,862 4%
M 2,956 2% 2,745 2% 2,534 2% 2,447 2% 2,308 2%
Total 8,197 6% 7,940 5% 7,573 5% 7,373 5% 7,170 6%
35 - 39 F 3,799 3% 3,811 3% 3,563 3% 3,387 2% 3,346 3%
M 1,820 1% 1,756 1% 1,601 1% 1,486 1% 1,411 1%
Total 5,619 4% 5,567 4% 5,164 4% 4,873 4% 4,757 4%
40 - 44 F 3,219 2% 3,204 2% 2,846 2% 2,652 2% 2,378 2%
M 1,291 1% 1,235 1% 1,098 1% 980 1% 867 1%
Total 4,510 3% 4,439 3% 3,944 3% 3,632 3% 3,245 3%
45 - 49 F 2,440 2% 2,271 2% 2,195 2% 2,003 1% 1,856 1%
M 916 1% 871 1% 751 1% 690 0% 640 1%
Total 3,356 2% 3,142 2% 2,946 2% 2,693 2% 2,496 2%
50 - 54 F 1,436 1% 1,416 1% 1,257 1% 1,208 1% 1,116 1%
M 653 0% 527 0% 521 0% 449 0% 364 0%
Total 2,089 1% 1,943 1% 1,778 1% 1,657 1% 1,480 1%
55 - 59 F 488 0% 454 0% 398 0% 371 0% 350 0%
M 213 0% 198 0% 172 0% 145 0% 140 0%
Total 701 0% 652 0% 570 0% 516 0% 490 0%
60 - 64 F 135 0% 104 0% 96 0% 73 0% 75 0%
M 105 0% 63 0% 57 0% 52 0% 51 0%
Total 240 0% 167 0% 153 0% 125 0% 126 0%
65 - 69 F 35 0% 23 0% 22 0% 13 0% 19 0%
M 37 0% 20 0% 15 0% 16 0% 11 0%
Total 72 0% 43 0% 37 0% 29 0% 30 0%
70 - 74 F 8 0% 6 0% 4 0% 6 0% 5 0%
M 12 0% 5 0% 3 0% 2 0% 2 0%
Total 20 0% 11 0% 7 0% 8 0% 7 0%
75 - 79 F 3 0% 1 0% 1 0% 1 0% 2 0%
M 2 0% 2 0% 4 0% 1 0% 1 0%
Total 5 0% 3 0% 5 0% 2 0% 3 0%
80 or over F     1 0% 1 0% 1 0% 1 0%
M     1 0%     1 0%    
Total     2 0% 1 0% 2 0% 1 0%
Total F 86,672 59% 86,975 60% 85,027 60% 82,746 60% 76,263 61%
M 59,635 41% 58,983 40% 57,295 40% 55,312 40% 48,604 39%
Total 146,307 100% 145,958 100% 142,322 100% 138,058 100% 124,867 100%

Distribution of Student Loan recipients by residential status

Residential status 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Citizen by birth 108,072 74% 108,254 74% 106,780 75% 103,862 75% 93,764 75%
Citizen 21,293 15% 21,321 15% 20,581 14% 20,000 14% 18,517 15%
Permanent resident 16,641 11% 16,059 11% 14,660 10% 13,895 10% 12,300 10%
Protected person 1 0% 10 0% 6 0% 12 0% 3 0%
Refugee 300 0% 314 0% 295 0% 289 0% 283 0%
Total 146,307 100% 145,958 100% 142,322 100% 138,058 100% 124,867 100%

Summary of Student Loan recipients by ethnic group

It is not mandatory for students to disclose their ethnicity and students may report more than one ethnicity.

Ethnic groups 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
European 81,451 56% 80,160 55% 78,338 55% 75,055 54% 66,864 54%
Maori 13,024 9% 12,864 9% 11,840 8% 11,339 8% 10,045 8%
Pacific peoples 8,958 6% 9,266 6% 8,963 6% 8,665 6% 7,483 6%
Asian 19,317 13% 19,705 14% 19,075 13% 19,016 14% 17,216 14%
Other 3,343 2% 3,363 2% 3,177 2% 2,964 2% 2,740 2%
European and Maori 10,046 7% 10,148 7% 10,068 7% 9,904 7% 9,133 7%
European and Pacific 2,108 1% 2,201 2% 2,229 2% 2,245 2% 1,948 2%
Maori and Pacific 1,049 1% 1,123 1% 1,051 1% 1,032 1% 945 1%
European and Asian 1,693 1% 1,789 1% 1,811 1% 1,840 1% 1,756 1%
Maori and Asian 90 0% 101 0% 109 0% 119 0% 91 0%
Pacific and Asian 291 0% 299 0% 307 0% 307 0% 241 0%
European and Other 1,110 1% 996 1% 896 1% 869 1% 830 1%
Maori and Other 60 0% 79 0% 77 0% 60 0% 59 0%
Pacific and Other 48 0% 53 0% 63 0% 44 0% 50 0%
Asian and Other 295 0% 314 0% 276 0% 266 0% 236 0%
3 ethnic groups 1,170 1% 1,248 1% 1,345 1% 1,294 1% 1,190 1%
4 ethnic groups 47 0% 46 0% 45 0% 42 0% 49 0%
All 5 ethnic groups 5 0% 8 0% 5 0% 3 0% 2 0%
Unspecified 2,202 2% 2,195 2% 2,647 2% 2,994 2% 3,989 3%
Total 146,307 100% 145,958 100% 142,322 100% 138,058 100% 124,867 100%
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