Help with Living Costs

There are grants and loans available for part-time students to help with living costs.

Welsh Government Learning Grant and Maintenance Loan

Students starting a course on or after 1 August 2018 can apply for a Welsh Government Learning Grant to help with their living costs, which doesn’t have to be paid back. How much they can get depends on their course intensity and household income.

Students can also apply for a Maintenance Loan. How much they can get depends on their course intensity and household income. To get a Maintenance Loan, students need to be under 60 on the first day of the first academic year of their course. The Maintenance Loan has to be paid back.

Students could get a total Welsh Government Learning Grant and Maintenance Loan of up to £5,433.75. It’s paid to the student in 3 instalments throughout each academic year.

table shows the total support available for 2020 to 2021 based on examples of course intensity and household income.

Examples of course intensity Examples of household income Household income Welsh Government Learning Grant Maintenance Loan Total

75% or more

£25,000 or less

£4,500

£933.75

£5,433.75

£45,000

£2,307.75

£3,126

£59,200 or more

£750

£4,683.75

50%

£25,000 or less

£3,000

£622.50

£3,622.50

£45,000

£1,538.50

£2,084

£59,200 or more

£500

£3,122.50

25%

£25,000 or less

£1,500.00

£311.25

£1,811.25

£45,000

£769.25

£1,042

£59,200 or more

£250

£1561.25

The table shows the total support available for 2019 to 2020 based on examples of course intensity and household income.

Examples of course intensity Household income Welsh Government Learning Grant Maintenance Loan Total

75% or more

£25,000 or less

£4,500

£611.25

£5,111.25

£45,000

£2,307.75

£2,803.50

£59,200 or more

£750

£4,361.25

50%

£25,000 or less

£3,000

£407.50

£3,407.50

£45,000

£1,538.50

£1,869

£59,200 or more

£500

£2,907.50

25%

£25,000 or less

£1500

£203.75

£1,703.75

£45,000

£769.25

£934.50

£59,200 or more

£250

£1,453.75



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