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Tuition fee support


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 public university or college in England, Northern Ireland or Scotland £9,250 £4,296 £4,954
Studying at a private university or college in the UK on a course designated by the Welsh Government No restrictions £6,165 No Fee Grant available

If you’re studying at a public university or college in England, Northern Ireland or Scotland that’s charging £9,000 or less, the maximum Tuition Fee Loan available will be £4,046.

You can choose to take the Fee Grant only but you’ll need to pay the amount equivalent to the Tuition Fee Loan available first, 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 the UK £9,000 £3,900 £5,100
Studying at a private university or college in the UK 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.

Tuition Fee Loan Request Form

If you’ve already applied for student finance, the quickest and easiest way to change the amount of Tuition Fee Loan you want to borrow is to log in to your online account

Alternatively you can complete and return this form.

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 Repayment Quick Start Guide.

How is it paid?

Both the Tuition Fee Loan and Fee Grant are paid 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 doesn’t depend 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, contact your university or college.

If you have served four years or more in the armed forces and are leaving, you may be eligible for fee support under the Enhanced Learning Credit scheme. For further information visit www.enhancedlearningcredits.com





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