Student Allowance Data

Andre Knops made this Official Information request to Ministry of Social Development

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From: Andre Knops

Dear Ministry of Social Development,

How many students as of 1 June 2015 receive the student allowance payment and what is the average amount received. Additionally are there more students receiving an allowance this year compared to previous years and is the average amount received an increase or decrease compared to years prior.

I just want to clarify that by allowance I refer to the benefit certain students are eligible for that they do not have to pay back and not the living costs payment that you can get from your student loan.

Yours faithfully,

Andre Knops

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Ministry of Social Development

Dear Andre

Thank you for your email requesting data on the number of students receiving a Student Allowance and the average amount. The Ministry of Social Development reports this information quarterly on the StudyLink website. I refer you to the information available at:


Official and Parliamentary Information Team
Ministry of Social Development

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