|Funding element||2015-16 allocations (March 2015): Total (in £M)|
|Funding for students in high-cost subjects||661|
|Student opportunity funding||380|
|Transitional supplement for old-regime students||95|
|Other targeted allocations and recurrent teaching grants||245|
|Funding set aside in March 2015 to support growth in student numbers in 2015-1637||37|
This was provided for students in subjects where data show that the average costs for institutions exceeds £7,500. For undergraduates this is price groups A to C1 and for postgraduate taught students, this is price groups A to C2.
This mainly consisted of allocations that recognise the extra costs associated with recruiting and supporting specific groups of students. See our student access and success pages for further details. These included:
- £68 million for widening access for students from disadvantaged backgrounds
- £20 million for widening access and improving provision for disabled students
- £279 million for improving the retention of students at risk of not continuing their studies.
A further £13 million was also assigned for establishing collaborative outreach networks between institutions.
This was a transitional supplement for institutions, that recognised the extra costs associated with their remaining old-regime students (students who commended their studies before 1 September 2012). This supplement will be phased out by the end of the 2017-18 academic year.
Student opportunity allocations
See more about the details of the 2015-16 student opportunity funding method