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Continuing Students

There are different rules around the fees you’ll be charged depending when you started your course.

If you started your course in 2010 to 2011 or 2011 to 2012 and you need more information, contact us

Students who started a course on or after 1 August 2018

Support available in 2020/21

Maximum you can be charged

Tuition Fee Loan available

Studying at a public university or college in Wales

£9,000

£9,000

Studying at a private university or college in Wales on a course designated by the Welsh Government

No restrictions

£6,165

Students who started a course between 1 August 2012 and 31 July 2018

Support available in 2020/21

Maximum you can be charged

Tuition Fee Loan available

Fee Grant available

Studying at a public university or college in Wales

£9,000

£4,470

£4,530

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 2019/20

Maximum you can be charged

Tuition Fee Loan available

Fee Grant available

Studying at a public university or college in Wales

£9,000

£4,200

£4,800

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 £4,200 directly to the university or college yourself.

Studying overseas, work placements & ERASMUS

The following tuition fee rates are based on you:

  • studying at a publicly funded university/college in Wales;
  • having started your course on or after 1 September 2012; and
  • applying through Student Finance Wales (or Student Finance Services if you’re an EU student).

Support available in 2019/20 and 2020/21

On ERASMUS and:

  • studying abroad
  • on a work placement abroad

Studying abroad with less than 10 weeks at your university or college

On a work placement year of a sandwich course with less than 10 weeks at your university or college

Students studying at a university or college in Wales

£1,350

Tuition Fee Loan of £675

Fee Grant of £675

£1,350

Tuition Fee Loan of £675

Fee Grant of £675

£1,800

Tuition Fee Loan of £900

Fee Grant of £900

Speak to your university or college about the tuition fees charged if you’re unsure or if your course:

  • is at a university/college in England, Scotland or Northern Ireland;
  • started before 1 September 2012.

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 at www.gov.uk/repaying-your-student-loan

How is it paid?

The Tuition Fee Loan (and Fee Grant, if applicable) is paid in 3 instalments directly to your university or college.

Anything else you should know?

The Tuition Fee Loan (and Fee Grant, if applicable) isn'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, you can contact your university or college.

Student loans: terms and conditions

For information about how and when loans are repaid 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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