Stage 1: Before you apply
Part-time undergraduate, Welsh students

What's available

This information is for students who started their course on or after 1 September 2018. Find out what’s available if you started before then.


Tuition Fee Loan

You could get up to:

  • £2,625 if you’re at a university or college in Wales, or studying at The Open University
  • £6,935 if you’re at a public university or college outside Wales
  • £4,625 if you’re at a private university or college outside Wales

How much you get does not depend on your household income. You must be studying at a course intensity of at least 25% to get a Tuition Fee Loan.

We pay your loan directly to your university or college. You have to pay it back, including interest.

Help with living costs

You could also get a mixture of loans and grants to help with your living costs. How much you get depends on your household income and course intensity.

These tables show how much you could get based on examples of household income and course intensity:

2021 to 2022

Household income 25% course intensity 50% course intensity 75% course intensity
Loan Grant Loan Grant Loan Grant
£25,000 or less £410 £1,500 £820 £3,000 £1,230 £4,500
£35,000 £775 £1,135 £1,551 £2,270 £2,326 £3,404
£45,000 £1,141 £769 £2,282 £1,539 £3,422 £2,308
£59,200 or more £1,660 £250 £3,320 £500 £4,980 £750
Total £1,910 £3,820 £5,730

2020 to 2021

Household income 25% course intensity 50% course intensity 75% course intensity
Loan Grant Loan Grant Loan Grant
£25,000 or less £311 £1,500 £622 £3,000 £933 £4,500
£35,000 £676 £1,134 £1,353 £2,269 £2,029 £3,404
£45,000 £1,042 £769 £2,084 £1,538 £3,126 £2,307
£59,200 or more £1,561 £250 £3,122 £500 £4,683 £750
Total £1,811 £3,622 £5,433

The figures in the tables are for illustrative purposes only.

We pay your Maintenance Loan and Welsh Government Learning Grant into your bank account in 3 instalments, usually at the start of each term.

You have to pay your Maintenance Loan back, including interest.

Extra help

If you have a disability or long-term health condition

You might be able to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance

For more information, download the Disabled Students’ Allowance guide

 

If you have children or adult dependents

You might be able to apply for: