Support available in 2018/19
|Maximum you can be charged||Tuition Fee Loan available|
|Studying at a public university or college in Wales||£9,000||£9,000|
Studying an approved course at a private university or college in Wales
Support available in 2017/18
You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan and Fee Grant to help pay for the tuition fees charged by your university or college.
|Maximum you can be charged||Tuition Fee Loan available||Fee Grant available|
|Studying at a public university or college in Wales||£9,000||£4,046||£4,954|
|Studying an approved course at a private university or college in Wales||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.
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?
The Tuition Fee Loan (and Fee Grant, if applicable) is paid in three 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 won’t be calculated based 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 loans are repaid and when and how you start repaying them, see the terms and conditions.
- Student loans: A guide to terms and conditions 2018/19
- Student loans: A guide to terms and conditions 2017/18
Bursaries and scholarships
You may be able to get extra help through educational grants and charitable trusts.