Student Income and Expenditure Survey 2004/05
The 2004/05 Student Income and Expenditure Survey, commissioned by the Department for Education and Skills and the National Assembly of Wales, was conducted jointly by a research team from the National Centre for Social Research and the Institute for Employment Studies.
The survey covered a random sample of just over 3,700 full-time and part-time students in higher education, in England and Wales, at 88 institutions. It was conducted between January and April 2005.
It was the first comprehensive assessment since 1998/99 and was designed to set a baseline against which future changes, following the 2004 Higher Education Act, could be monitored.
The survey collected data on students' income, expenditure, debt, savings and financial hardship and a range of personal information.