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Key Information Set 2013/14 - Private beds - lower quartile cost

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Key Information Set 2013/14

Fields required from institutions in Scotland

Private beds - lower quartile cost

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This field records the lower quartile annual cost of private sector beds

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All institutions where Institution.Location exists


This field should contain the lower quartile of the annual costs of a bed-space in private sector accommodation at the location. This must exist unless all courses for which a KIS is required are delivered by distance learning (i.e. all linked KISCourses have KISCourse.DISTANCE = 1 or null).

There are many different ways to calculate quartiles, all of which are acceptable. Guidance on calculating quartiles can be found at

This field should only represent accommodation available to undergraduates.

Further guidance is available in the Accommodation costs document.

This field can contain values in the range 0-99999, validation will restrict the range to 1500-15000.

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KIS data item

Part of
Field length5
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Data type: ANNCOSTSType
Year this field relates to2013/14
Date modified2013-03-21
Change management notesLink to further accommodation guidance added to the Notes.

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