Information for parents and partners
What is Welsh Government Learning Grant FE?
WGLG FE is an income-assessed grant aimed to encourage those aged 19 and upwards to continue with further education.
Payments are made three times a year, directly to the student’s bank account.
If anyone in your household receives WGLG FE, these payments will not affect any benefits being paid to you or the student.
Household income threshold
How much the student gets will depend on your total household income.
Full-time students can get up to £1,500 per year, and part-time students can get up to £750 per year.
The table shows how much you could get based on your household income.
|Annual household income
|Part-time (275 – 499 hours)
|Full-time (500+ hours)
|Up to £6,120
|£6,121 – £ 12,235
|£12,236 – £18,370
|£18,371 and above
What you’ll need to do
For the student to be eligible for WGLG FE, you, and they, need to provide financial income information in support of their application.
We’ll ask for household income information from 2 tax years ago.
If the student is applying for the 2023 to 2024 academic year, we’ll ask for your financial information from the 2021 to 2022 tax year.
When the student makes their application, we’ll ask for their income details. We’ll also need your income details if you are the student’s:
- parent/adoptive parent
- parent’s partner
We will not ask for information from any:
- siblings of the student, living in the same household as the student
- parent or step-parent who does not normally live in the same household as the student (even if they make maintenance payments)
The higher income from both parents or the student will be used to assess the student’s entitlement.
When the student makes their application, we’ll ask for their income details.
If the student does not live with their parent(s) and you are the student’s partner, you’ll need to give your income details on the application form.
The higher income from you or the student will be used to assess the student’s entitlement.
If your household income has gone down
If your household income has permanently dropped since the 2021 to 2022 tax year, we can assess the student’s application using your current household income. You’ll need to send evidence of both you and the student’s current income. The evidence must show there’s been a permanent drop in income since the 2021 to 2022 tax year.
The application guidance notes give more information about the types of evidence you can send.
Once the student has been awarded WGLG FE, we may contact them in the future and ask for evidence. This is to make sure they continue to be eligible.