Student Finance Wales FAQ Watch
All welsh students receive a grant of £5100, therefore you then are able to take a loan of £3810 to cover the rest of your tuition fees. This includes welsh students studying at english universities.
These are not based on household income.
Are private university courses eligible for the tuition fee grant?
No they are not, however you will be eligible for a loan of up to £6000.
What funding can for maintenance can welsh students apply for?
Welsh students can apply for both maintenance grants based on either household income (the welsh government learning grant) or on circumstances such as having children, a disability or being eligible for certain benefits (the student support grant) and maintenance loans of up to £5376 (non-london) and £7532 (living in london) these are based on household income and can be reduced proportionally if you receive the welsh government learning grant.
Who is eligible for the welsh government learning grant?
To be eligible for the welsh government learning grant, you must have a household income of below £50020 and to receive the maximum grant of £5161 your household income must be below £18370 (and not meet the eligibility criteria for the special support grant) .
Who is eligible for the special support grant?
Students who have children and whose partner is also a student.
Students with disabilities who qualify for the disability or severe disability premium or income related ESA or PIP/DLA.
Students who are deaf and get DSA.
Students who are eligible for housing benefit.
Students over 60 years old.
My course is longer than normal, am I eligible for extra funding?
Yes, students can receive up to £93 extra loan per week for courses that are longer than 30 weeks.
Paying loans back:
Student finance wales offer a partial loan cancellation for when you begin paying it back, for example if you have a £2000 maintenance loan you can have up to £1500 of that debt cancelled depending on the amount of your first payment. For more info see here http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk..._1617_en_d.pdf
This funding situation only applies up until 2018/2019 as the welsh government is considering replacing the fee grant with a loan in order to provide more maintenance funding for welsh students