This page explains the grant and loan for part-time students to help with living costs.
Welsh Government Learning Grant (WGLG) and Maintenance Loan 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 WGLG you can get first then the rest of your student finance will be awarded as a Maintenance Loan.
The following table shows the total support available for 2020 to 2021 based on examples of 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
|Examples of household
|Welsh Government Learning
|25%||£25,000 or less||£1,500||£311.25||£1,811.25|
|£59,200 or more||£250||£1,561.25|
|50%||£25,000 or less||£3,000||£622.50||£3,622.50|
|£59,200 or more||£500||£3,122.50|
|75% or more||£25,000 or less||£4,500||£933.75||£5,433.75|
|£59,200 or more||£750||£4,683.75|
WGLG and Maintenance Loan are paid directly into your bank account at the start of each term. This will only happen after you’ve registered on your course and your attendance has been confirmed by your university or college each term.
You must repay your Maintenance 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’ll be due to start repaying any Maintenance Loan the April 4 years after the start of your course or the April after you finish or leave your course, whichever comes first.
You can get more information on the repayment of your student loan and what interest you’ll be charged by visiting www.gov.uk/repaying-your-student-loan.
WGLG doesn’t need to be paid back unless you leave your course or there’s a change in your circumstances which results in an overpayment
Find out how and when to apply