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New students

You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan and a Fee Grant to help pay for the tuition fees charged by your university or college.

Support available in 2017/18

Maximum you can be chargedTuition Fee Loan availableFee Grant available
Studying at a public university or college in Wales £9,000 £4,046 £4,954
Studying at a private university or college in Wales on a course designated by the Welsh Government No restrictions £6,165 No Fee Grant available

You can choose to take the Fee Grant only but you’ll need to pay the first £4,046 directly to the university or college yourself.

Support available in 2016/17

Maximum you can be chargedTuition Fee Loan availableFee Grant available
Studying at a public university or college in Wales £9,000 £3,900 £5,100
Studying at a private university or college in Wales on a course designated by the Welsh Government No restrictions £6,000 No Fee Grant available

You can choose to take the Fee Grant only but you’ll need to pay the first £3,900 directly to the university or college yourself.

Interest on your Tuition Fee Loan

You’ll be charged interest on your Tuition Fee Loan from the first day the money is paid to your university or college until the loan is repaid in full or cancelled.

You can find out what interest you’ll be charged by visiting our Loan Repayment website.

How is it paid?

Both the Tuition Fee Loan and Fee Grant are paid in three instalments directly to your university or college.

Anything else you should know?

The Tuition Fee Loan and Fee Grant aren’t income assessed, which means that your entitlement for these won’t be calculated based on your household income.

If you withdraw from university or college after attending on the first day of term, you may be liable to pay some of your fees. If you need to discuss this further, you can contact your university or college.

Student loans: terms and conditions

For information about how loans are repaid and when and how you start repaying them, see the terms and conditions.

Bursaries and scholarships

You may be able to get extra help through educational grants and charitable trusts.



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