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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

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Teaching funding

The following table compares final allocations for 2013-14 against initial and adjusted allocations announced in March 2013 and March 2014. There may be rounding differences within this table.

Funding elementFinal 2014-15 allocations (March 2015): Total (in £M)Adjusted 2014-15 allocations (March 2014): Total (in £M)Initial 2014-15 allocations (March 2013): Total (in £M)
Funding for old-regime students (phase-out of mainstream and employer co-funded teaching grant) 1,452 1,449 1,424
Funding for new-regime students in high-cost subjects 307 306 330
Student opportunity funding 332 332 332
Other targeted allocations and recurrent teaching grants 239 239 243
Total  2,331 2,326 2,329

Funding for old-regime students

Funding for old-regime students shows subject-based funding for old-regime students who commenced their studies before 1 September 2012.

High-cost funding for new-regime students

High-cost funding for new-regime students shows subject-based funding for new-regime students in high-cost subjects (price groups A to C1 for undergraduates, and price groups A to C2 for postgraduates).

Student opportunity

The allocation of funding for student opportunity replaces the allocations provided up to 2012-13 for widening participation and improving retention within teaching enhancement and student success (TESS).

The allocation comprises elements to recognise the extra costs associated with recruiting and supporting students from disadvantaged backgrounds currently under-represented in higher education (£89 million), widening access and improving provision for disabled students (£15 million) and improving the retention of students most at risk of not completing (£228 million).

Page last updated 25 March 2015