Stage 2: Making an application
Welsh Government Learning Grant, funding for Further Education

Household income

Your eligibility for WGLG is dependent on your household income. You can get up to £1,500 for a full-time course, or up to £750 for a part-time course.

The household income is the income of either:

  • you or your partner (if you have one)
  • you or your parent(s)
  • you or your parent and their partner

Dependent students

If you live with your parent(s) you’re considered a dependent student.

When you make your application, you must give your income details for tax year 2019 to 2020 (6 April 2019 to 5 April 2020).

Your parent(s), or your parent and their partner, must give their income details for tax year 2019 to 2020 (6 April 2019 to 5 April 2020).

The higher income from you or your parent(s) will be used to assess your entitlement.

More information about household income can be found in our parents and partners section.

Independent students

You’re normally considered an independent student if:

  • you’re 25 or over
  • you’re responsible for a child
  • you have supported yourself financially for at least three years
  • you have been estranged from your parents for more than 12 months
  • your parents are deceased

When you make your application, you must give your estimated expected earnings for tax year 2021 to 2022 (6 April 2021 to 5 April 2022).

If you’re married or in a civil partnership, your partner must also give their income details for tax year 2019 to 2020 (6 April 2019 to 5 April 2020).

The higher income from you or your partner (if applicable) will be used to assess your entitlement.

If you’re a care leaver (you have not lived in the legal care of your parents for at least 13 weeks before turning 25), you will not need to give us any financial information when you complete your application. But you will need to send evidence of your status.

More information about household income can be found in our parents and partners section.

Household income thresholds

How much you get will depend on your total household income.

The table shows the household income thresholds. You can also use the FE calculator to work out how much you could get.

Annual household income Part-time (275 – 499 hours) Full-time (500+ hours)
Up to £6,120 £750 £1,500
£6,121 – £ 12,235 £450 £750
£12,236 – £18,370 £300 £450
£18,371 and above £0 £0