Help with living costs - 2020 to 2021

This page explains the student finance available to part-time students who started their course on or after 1 August 2019.

COVID-19 update

If you’re having to study online from home in 2020 to 2021 rather than attending your course on campus at your university or college, you’ll still be entitled to a Maintenance Loan and any grants you qualify for. Your student finance will be paid to you as normal, as if you were studying on site at your university or college.

If your circumstances have changed and you’ll now be living at home with parents rather than in your own accommodation, you’ll need to update your living location details in your online account. You’ll also need to update your application if you were supposed to be studying abroad this year but will now be staying in the UK to study online with your overseas provider.

You need to make sure we have the correct information about where you’ll be living each term, otherwise you may have to repay any funding you have been overpaid. You can update this information by signing in to your online account now.

Welsh Government Learning Grant and Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a Welsh Government Learning Grant (WGLG) and Maintenance Loan to help with living costs, such as food, books, rent and other expenses, while you’re studying.The amount you can get depends on your course intensity and household income.

We’ll work out how much Welsh Government Learning Grant you can get and then the rest of your student finance will be awarded as a Maintenance Loan.

How much can you get?

The following table shows the maximum amount you can get based on your course intensity and household income.

You must be studying at a course intensity of at least 25% to get WGLG and Maintenance Loan.

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

25%

£25,000 or less

£1,500

£311.25

£1,811.25

25%

£45,000

£769.25

£1,042

£1,811.25

25%

£59,200 or more

£250

£1,561.25

£1,811.25

50%

£25,000 or less

£3,000

£622.50

£3,622.50

50%

£45,000

£1,538.50

£2,084

£3,622.50

50%

£59,200 or more

£500

£3,122.50

£3,622.50

75% or more

£25,000 or less

£4,500

£933.75

£5,433.75

75% or more

£45,000

£2,307.75

£3,126

£5,433.75

75% or more

£59,200 or more

£750

£4,863.75

£5,433.75

Find out how and when to apply



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