If you're studying a new part-time course on or after 1 August 2018 you could get a Tuition Fee Loan, Welsh Government Learning Grant and Maintenance Loan
Whether you can get a student finance depends on:
You'll be able to get student finance if:
You might still be able to get student finance if you're:
Your course must lead to a qualification in one of the following:
Your course must last for at least one year and you must complete it in no more than four times the length of the full-time equivalent.
If you've been accepted on the Erasmus exchange program, you won't be eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan.
The university or college you plan to study at must be in the UK and can be either publicaly funded (paid for by the government) or privately funded but running individual courses that get public funding from the Welsh Government.
Privately funded universities and colleges can set their own tuition fee level.
There's no age limit to qualify for part-time Welsh Government Learning Grant.
You must be under 60 on the first day of the first year of your course to get part-time Maintenance Loan.
You're not entitled to part-time support:
To apply for Welsh Government Learning Grant and Maintenance Loan we’ll need details of your income and your partner’s income, if you have one.
Course intensity is how long it takes to complete your part-time course compared to the equivalent full-time course.
Each module you study is worth a number of credits. You should agree how many credits you'll study with your new university or college.
When you apply you'll need to know the number of credits you'll be studying for the year. We'll use this to work out your intensity for each academic year.
To apply for a Tuition Fee Loan, Welsh Government Learning Grant and/or a Maintenance Loan, you need to have a course intensity of at leat 25% in the academic year.
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.