Discover student finance


It's time to apply for student finance!

You can now apply for student finance for academic year 2022 to 2023. Full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate student finance applications are now open.

 

Apply now!

 

If you qualify for a Tuition Fee Loan only you should apply using the EU Student application form.

Don't worry if you've not applied yet - there's still time! It’s important that you sign in or create an online account and apply as soon as possible to make sure you get some funding for the start of your course. It can take 6 to 8 weeks for us to process your application, so there’s no need to call us for an update during this time.

If you apply late, your money might be late too. Find out more about applying late.

You can apply and manage your student finance account in Welsh as well as English.

New students

Don’t worry if you’ve missed the full-time undergraduate student finance deadline.

You can still apply and get some money in time for the start of your course. Sign in or create an online account to apply!

It's quick and easy to apply online - it only takes around 30 minutes to apply with your:

  • Passport details
  • National Insurance number
  • Bank details

You don’t need a confirmed place at uni or college to apply – simply apply now with your preferred choice and update your details later if you need to.

Who can get student finance

You should be eligible for funding from Student Finance Wales if:

  • you’re a UK national or you have settled or pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme
  • you normally live in Wales
  • you’ve lived in the UK for 3 years before starting your course
  • you’ll be studying an eligible higher education course at a UK college or university
  • you do not already have a higher education qualification

To understand your own personal eligibility, visit our dedicated who qualifies page.

What’s available

During the academic year, most students will have 2 costs to cover: tuition fees and living costs. We’re here to help with both!

  • Tuition Fee Loan – up to £9,250 (for undergraduate students)

You could get help with living costs which is made up of a mixture of:

  • Maintenance Loan (for undergraduate students)
  • Maintenance Grant – you don’t need to repay this (for undergraduate students)
  • Postgraduate Master's and Doctoral Loans

If you’re an independent student or estranged from your parents, visit our guidance page.

You can get extra support from Student Finance Wales if you have children or an adult who is financially dependent on you. There’s also extra help available for students with a disability or health condition.

Continuing students

Don’t worry if you’ve missed the full-time undergraduate student finance deadline - there’s still time to re-apply!

If you’re a continuing undergraduate student, the application process is even easier. All you need to do is sign in to your account and confirm your details are still correct.

It’s important you re-apply as soon as possible to make sure you get some funding for the start of your course.

Are you a parent or partner?

You can choose to support the student’s application with details of your household income so they can get as much grant as possible instead of loan. Visit our parents and partners page for more information.

You need to provide your household income details each year of the students’ course.

Repaying your student loan

You won’t start repaying your student loan until the April after you’ve finished or left your course and you’re earning over the repayment threshold.

How much you repay is based on how much you earn, not how much you’ve borrowed.

Visit our repaying your student loan page for more information.