Discover student finance
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Full-time undergraduate student finance applications for the 2022 to 2023 academic year are expected to open from March 2022. To make it easier for you to find out when you can apply, sign up for our mailing list!
Our mailing lists for part-time undergraduate and postgraduate applications will be available later in 2022, so keep an eye out on our social media channels.
Who can get student finance
The student eligibility and entitlement information we will cover is based on our current understanding and some policy details could change based on final domicile-specific regulations coming into force.
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
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
You could get help with living costs which is made up of a mixture of:
- Maintenance Loan
- Maintenance Grant – you don’t need to repay this
For example, if you’re living away from home outside of London, you could get £10,710 to help towards your living costs. This will be a mixture of a loan and a grant, the ratio of loan and grant you get is dependent on your household income. If you’re eligible for help with living costs, you’ll be entitled to a minimum of £1,000 Maintenance Grant.
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.
- Childcare Grant
- Parents’ Learning Allowance
- Adult Dependants’ Grant
- Disabled Students’ Allowance
Are you a parent or partner?
Your child or partner must submit their application for student finance before you receive the email to support their application.
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, which is currently £524 a week, or £2,274 a month.
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.