The basic financial support you may be eligible for studying part-time is a Tuition Fee Loan and Course Grant. Before you receive this founding or other specific financial support you'll need to meet certain eligibility criteria. This will cover:
You may also be eligible if you meet the requirements of one of the other UK residency categories listed in the appropriate Regulation such as a refugee living in the UK.
Your course must lead to a qualification in one of the following:
Your course must also last for at least one year.
The university or college that you attend must be either:
The Welsh Government needs to have certified the course as being ‘designated’ if studying at a private university or college.
Privately funded universities and colleges can set their own tuition fee level.
There's no age limit to qualify for part-time support and you can be a new student or continuing your studies.
You're not entitled to part-time support:
If you receive certain benefits you’ll qualify for the full Course Grant otherwise your entitlement will be based on your income and/or your partner’s income.
To qualify for the full Course Grant you must receive at least one or more of the following:
The rules around eligibility can be complex, so if you have special circumstances and you’re not sure if you qualify, contact us to discuss this further.
Any previous study, including years you started but didn’t complete, may be taken into account when we’re working out how many years of your new course you can get student finance for.
You won’t normally be able to get student finance if you already hold a UK Honours degree. However, if you're a new student starting a part-time Honours course from 1 September 2017 in one of the following subject areas, you may be entitled to student finance:
The rules around any previous student finance can be complex. If you’re not sure if you qualify, contact us to discuss this further.