Tuition Fee Loan - 2020 to 2021

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As a continuing part-time student or a part-time distance learning student who started your course on or after 1 September 2014, you can get a Tuition Fee Loan to help pay for your tuition fees.

If you’ve been accepted on the Erasmus exchange program, you won’t be eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan.

How much can you get?

Your study location Tuition Fee Loan available in 2020 to 2021
If you're at a Welsh university or college or studying at the Open University £2,625
If you're at a UK university or college outside Wales £6,935
If you're at a privately funded UK university or college outside Wales £4,625

If the tuition fee charged by your university or college is more than the Tuition Fee Loan available, then you’ll have to fund the difference yourself (this may be the case for a privately funded university or college).

You must also be studying an average course intensity of at least 25% to get a Tuition Fee Loan.

Private universities and colleges can set their own tuition fee level and there is no restriction on the amount they can charge. A course at a private university or college needs to have been specifically designated by the Welsh Government for you to be able to get student finance.

How it's paid

We pay the Tuition Fee Loan directly to your university or college in 3 instalments within the academic year. The payments are made after we receive confirmation from your university or college that you’re in attendance on your course.


You must repay your Tuition Fee Loan including any interest. Interest is added to your loan balance from the day the first loan payment is made to your university or college.

You can get more information on the repayment of your student loan and what interest you’ll be charged at

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