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Key Information Set 2016/17 - Provider beds - lower quartile cost

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Provider beds - lower quartile cost

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This field records the lower quartile annual cost of provider owned/sponsored beds.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All providers where Location.INSTBEDS exists.


This field should contain the lower quartile of the annual costs of a bed-space in provider owned/sponsored accommodation. This field should be omitted where no such accommodation exists.

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, and should be based on the bed spaces included in Location.INSTBEDS.

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

Further guidance is available in the Accommodation costs document.

This field must be completed if Institution.INSTBEDS exists.

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KIS data item.

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Field length5
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
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Data type: ANNCOSTSType

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