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

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Key Information Set 2016/17

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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 providers where Institution.Location entity 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

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Field length5
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Data type: ANNCOSTSType

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