Financial Support For part-time HE students
Tuition Fee Support
Anyone studying in Wales can apply for a non-means tested fee loan of up to £2,625 to cover their annual fees. To be eligible you need to be studying at a minimum 25% intensity, e.g. a full-time student completes 120 credits in one year, so a part-time student would need to complete a minimum of 30 credits per year.
Maintenance (Living Costs) Support
You can apply for annual living costs support for up to a maximum of £5,111.25, which is a combination of grant (which you don’t pay back) and loan (which you do). The amount of grant and loan you’re awarded will depend on the number of hours you’ll be studying (known as the intensity of study) and your household income.
Examples of the amounts of grant and loan available at different levels of household income and study intensity can be seen on the table below.
|Welsh Government Learning Grant
or Special Support Grant (£)
Plus Loan (£)
|Studying at 75% intensity|
|Studying at 50% intensity|
Other Financial Support
You may get extra funding if you have adults or children who are financially dependent on you, which can include:
- Adult Dependent’s Grant (ADG)
- Childcare Grant (CCG)
- Parents’ Learning Allowance (PLA)