The basic financial support you may be eligible for while studying part-time is a Tuition Fee Loan and a Course Grant. Before you receive this or other specific financial support, you’ll need to meet certain eligibility criteria. This will cover:
You may also be eligible if you meet the requirements of one of the other UK residency categories listed in the appropriate Regulation such as a refugee living in the UK.
Your course must lead to a qualification in one of the following:
Your course must also last for at least one year.
The university or college that you attend must be either:
The Welsh Government needs to have certified the course as being ‘designated’ if studying at a private university or college.
Privately funded universities and colleges can set their own tuition fee level.
There's no age limit to qualify for part-time support and you can be a new student or continuing your studies.
You’re not entitled to part-time support:
If you receive certain benefits you’ll qualify for the full Course Grant otherwise your entitlement will be based on your income and/or your partner’s income.
To qualify for the full Course Grant you must receive at least one or more of the following:
The rules around eligibility can be complex, so if you have special circumstances and you’re not sure if you qualify contact us on 0300 200 4050 to discuss this further.
If you’re a new student starting a course from September 2015, but you previously received student finance for a part-time course, this may affect what funding you will be entitled to.
Any previous full-time student finance you received and eligibility for part-time student finance you applied for but did not take, will not be taken into account (unless you’ve gained an Honours degree, in which case you won’t be eligible for support).
The rules around any previous student finance can be complex. If you’re not sure if you qualify, contact us on 0300 200 4050 to discuss this further.